The team of fact finding committee ( FFC ) on poor cellular network and data connectivity service in Tawang district made a site visit to all the cellular towers installed from Dzela upto Jang Bazaar.
The team was headed headed by Chairman Lobsang Tsetan PD DRDA, alongwith members Damge Niri, Secretary DLSA Tawang, Lobsang Wangchu Bapu Adl. DC Jang, Choiki Dondup, EAC, Thuptan jambey Dy. SP Tawang , Executive engineers of Electrical and Hydro power, representatives of Service providers like BSNL,VODAFONE, and AIRTEL .
The committee found that the Cellular tower installed at Dzela belong to BSNL and is being shared by VODAFONE on rental basis and is being backed by solar power since the DG set installed is not functional, and no staff is posted on regular basis to look after it.
The Cellular tower of VODAFONE service at Nuranang is of very low height, and there is no power supply back up, however the Patel Engineering Pvt Ltd stationed there for construction of Dzela Tunnel assured to provide power supply to the tower. Vodafone service officials agreed to complete the cabling for power supply from Patel Engineering Pvt Ltds site upto tower within ten days to get the free electricity connection.
Towers installed near Jaswant Garh memorial belonging to Vodafone service is functioning properly and power back up capacity has also been increased. The other Towers of all the service providers upto Jang Market were found functional and minor rectification needed has been assured to be completed within one week.
The committee found that no staff are posted in most of the towers, the mini BSNL Exchange at Jang has been functioning properly but with very limited staff and provides only 2G service the DG set installed are not functional.
The committee member Adl .DC Jang has been entrusted to inspect the assured works by service providers to be completed within stipulated time.
Meanwhile the site visit from Lhou upto Tawang shall resume on 7th of this month.