VISAKHAPATNAM: A number of underground telephone cables lead near Kancharapalem covering the areas of Kancharapalem Mettu, Thummadapalem, Ashoka Park, Nirman Park, Megadripeta, 104 Area, Marripalem, ITI junction, Urvasi Junction, Netaji Club, area, Gnanapuram, Loco Shed area and Kancharapalem Telecom Store area were damaged due to sudden and heavy digging activity for BRTS work by GVMC. Around 2,000 telephones in the affected areas have suffered interruption, according to a BSNL release issued on Saturday.
It's difficult to start restoration of the cables until the digging activity is stopped. Senior BSNL officers are closely monitoring the situation and expect that it would take about a week to clear the interruption. BSNL subscribers are asked to bear with the inconvenience.