The all-in-one counter will be of great public utility, says General Manager

Now if you are travelling by train and wish to pay your telephone bill (landline or cell phone) the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has for the first time provided a Customer Centre facility at the Vijayawada Railway Station just outside platform No.1.

Formally inaugurating the facility, BSNL General Manager John Chrisostom said people from Andhra Pradesh and anywhere in the Southern Zone of the BSNL can pay their bills at the counter, which used to sell recharge coupons, sim cards or land line applications.

The all-in-one counter will be of great public utility, he said and asked the public to take advantage of the facility even if they were in a hurry travelling to some place.

People in Bhavanipuram, Ashok Nagar, and Poranki are not getting the BSNL signals properly as power cuts was putting pressure on the battery of the BTs and some of them were not getting alternative power due to non-cooperation of the people related to premises, where they have been installed.

The district currently has 289 cellular towers and 78 of them are in Vijayawada Municipal limits and of them 63 support 3G signals. The BSNL sticks to international standards of radiating power of cellular signals, while some private operators do not adhere to that, which while talking seems loud and clear, but puts pressure on the ear due to higher radiation levels.

Krishna District will get 90 additional cellular towers in the coming five months and 60 of them (both 2G and 3G) would be installed in Municipal Corporation limits.

The BSNL has introduced a Rs.450-per month plan in urban areas for landline through which the subscribers can call unlimited time any landline in India and for Rs.600 any BSNL landline or cell phone.

Same facility from rural areas will be available for Rs.350 and Rs.500, Mr. Chrisosthom told The Hindu.

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