One of the isolated villages in the Kargil district had a cell phone tower constructed, giving cellular coverage and the possibility of a better future to the locals.
Airtel has set up a cell phone tower in the Ladakhi border village of Kaksar in the Kargil area. The distance between the village and the district office in Kargil is roughly 20 kilometres. The tower will provide coverage for the villages of Kaksar and Latoo. Particularly the student community, which was suffering greatly from the lack of any mobile access, the installation of the Airtel mobile tower has offered the people much joy and relief.
It was a long-pending demand that has been met, according to notable social-political activist from Kargil Sajad Hussain Kargili, and it will connect the region with the rest of the globe. He expressed appreciation for the efforts made to build a cell tower in the village of Kaksar to the LG Ladakh, Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC-Kargil, Feroz Khan, DC Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, and representatives from Airtel.
“Till now everyone seemed to be very far off but now my villagers and I feel connected with the rest of the world,” a local Ikhlaq Ahmed said.
In these communities, cellular services have not only given residents more power, but they have also given birth to hope that more nearby settlements in the district will soon get mobile connectivity.
Deputy Commissioner Kargil Santosh Sukhdev expressed happiness over the functioning of the cell tower installation in Kaksar village of Kargil. “ Congratulations to the people of Kaksar and surrounding areas. The long pending demand for Mobile Tower/ Internet Connectivity has been fulfilled. Thanks to @airtelindia,” DC Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve tweeted.
In order to develop connectivity, which is crucial in the digital era, Airtel is reaching out to remote and rural areas, according to a representative of the company who spoke to Greater Kashmir. He claimed that the installation of the cell tower met a long-standing demand of the inhabitants of Kaksar hamlet in Kargil thanks to the help of the villagers and the authorities.