Measures for commissioning landline telephone facility at Tiruchi Central Prison to benefit the inmates have reached the final stage now.

Telephone instruments and accessories required for installation and commissioning have already been provided to the prison that accommodates convicts, under-trials and remand prisoners.

Majority of the eight telephone booths sanctioned for Tiruchi prison will be put up at tower block and CP block besides one each in prison hospital and in the high security block.

The ELCOT (Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited), a Government of Tamil Nadu undertaking, has been entrusted with the task of installing the telephone booths and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will be the service provider.

The work of laying cables will start soon and we are targeting to complete them in a week or latest by 10 days for commissioning the facility, say prison authorities.