One of the remotest administrative circles in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district, Vijaynagar, was connected with the world through a 2G telephone service.
The place, which is yet to be connected through an all-weather road, is near the India-Myanmar border in eastern Arunachal. Vijaynagar is situated 157 km southeast of nearest town Miao and is surrounded by dense forests. One can travel to VIjaynagar only through a seven-day foot march or through helicopter service from Mohanbari in Dibrugarh.
The 2G service, installed by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), started functioning on August 1.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, in a tweet, said: “Vijaynagar is a beautiful place in #Arunachal. I am delighted to know that this remote border town near Indo-Myanmar border is now connected with mobile connectivity. I thank @BSNLCorporate & local administration for their hard work in providing mobile services in remote areas.”
Changlang Deputy Commissioner Devansh Yadav termed the occasion as historic. “It is a historic event for Vijaynagar circle which was devoid of telecom connectivity till date,” he said.
The connection is powered by solar power.