BTCL yet to repair 1,000 damaged land phone connectionsArchita Baroi
The Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited is yet to repair 1,000 of the 3,000 telephone connection, badly damaged in a fire at its Sher-e-Bangla Nagar exchange a week ago.
BTCL public relations wing director Mir Mohammed Murshed told New Age that it would recover 1,000 telephone lines within two days.
Cables of the main distribution room of the office were damaged in the fire, but not the switches, Morshed said. ‘We will recover all cables within two days’.
He said 91 serial’s 1,000 numbers were till now out of order and hoped that the connections would be repaired within two days.
Telephone services at the Prime Minister’s Office, and Mohammadpur, Tejgaon, Agargaon, Karwan Bazar, Farmgate, Sewrapara and Kazipara areas and a big portion of Dhanmondi were disrupted following the incident and the number start from 81 and 91.
On June 25, around 3,000 telephone connections were severely damaged in a fire at BTCL’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar office and 80,000 connections under its five exchanges were disrupted soon after the fire spread through the main distribution frame room of the BTCL office at around 5:17am.
Most of the connections were restored few hours after fire was put out but around 3,000 severely damaged connections were being repaired in phases, BTCL official said.
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