Anantnag, Jun 24: The famous tourist spot ‘Aaru’ in Pahalgam hamlet of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district lacks proper mobile connectivity causing tourists as well as locals lot of inconvenience.
Locals said while tourists face a lot of problems in connecting with families back home while their visit to the place, their children are not able to attend online classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Our students haven’t attended a single online class as the place is still deprived of mobile network and an internet connection,” Zahoor Ahmad, a local resident said. “If one has to make a phone call, he has to go Pahalgam which is around 8 kms from Aaru.”
He said that tourists visiting here also get upset due to lack of mobile network and prefer to return early.
Locals said that government is playing with the career of their children as they don’t have attended a single online class for the last two years due to Covid-19 pandemic.
“If tourists could have night stay here, it would generate more income for locals,” they said.
Locals said they have taken up the issue with concerned authorities many times but to no avail.
“We once again requested concerned higher-ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that locals can heave a sigh of relief,” they said.