Locals are happy after the first mobile service reached the remote village of Myagdi. The locals have become comfortable after Nepal Telecom constructed a tower on the axis of Chimkhola in Raghuganga Gaonpalika Ward No. 7.
The geographically remote place did not have access to mobile services before. Keshav Sharma, chief and senior engineer of Nepal Telecom Baglung, informed that the telco has expanded 2G and 3G services through micro wave radio link to connect rural settlements with access to communication.
Chief of the office Sharma said that the service was provided from the axis of Chimkhola located at an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. He said that the expansion of mobile services has been given priority to bring the people of rural areas in access to communication despite the geographical remoteness and challenges.
Damodar Sinkhada, chief of Nepal Telecom Myagdi, said that the tower was operated by extending the central power line to the hill, which can be reached after a three-hour walk from the settlement.
“Telecom has now built a temporary tower and brought mobile services into operation. In the near future, we are preparing to upgrade the tower and bring voice and high speed internet (mobile data) into operation through state-of-the-art Forge service,” said Simkhada.
Citizens who have been suffering due to lack of mobile service in the past have benefited from the simultaneous operation of 2G and 3G services of Telecom. Ward Chairman of Ward No. 7 of the village municipality Thak Bahadur Paija informed.
Telecom has stated that it has become easy to use internet through quality voice and data in the area after the launch of mobile service. According to the locals, the construction of the tower has made the area more convenient for publicity and exchange of information.
Today Hydro Power Company assisted in electrification and construction and connection of pole towers, said Hydro Power Engineer Prakash Timilsina.