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Okhla’s internet woes

Okhla’s internet woes. Okhla battles hours long internet blackout. MTNL internet users in Okhla, including Jamia Nagar, had hard times while going online because of cable cut leading to blackout. “It was at 9:30 pm on Friday that the internet went off and since then it has not come,” said Rozy Khanam, a regular internet user.

It was only on Saturday night that internet was back.

Other residents in Abul Fazal Enclave too complained about no internet access in the last few hours.

An MTNL local official said work is on to fix the cable that has been cut off. “We have been told that the main reason behind no internet is cable cut in part of Okhla. It was come in a few hours time,” he said about 3:30 pm. This is not one of incident as the locality on and off faces internet blackout at times due to theft of cable. It was only a few months ago when reports had surfaced about four people being arrested from Okhla for stealing cable.

Many a time work the cable dug deep in nallah or road gets cut due to work too, said an official. It is understood that internet condition in Okhla might improve after fiber cable is laid in the locality.

The process has already begun in some parts of the locality, said an official, adding that it will also decrease incidents of cable theft.

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