CDMA clients up in arms against NTC

Pyuthan, October 30:

Clients of Nepal Telecom in Pyuthan launched an agitation today for fulfilment of their six-point charter of demands, as the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) phone lines have been non-functional for the last one-and-a-half months. They also handed over

a memorandum to the Nepal Telecome’s office based in Khalanga today.

They are demanding that CDMA telephone service be made regular, CDMA tower is installed at Mallarani as committed earlier by the NTC, mobile and CDMA network be made accessible at all Village Development Committees in the district, SIM cards demanded through internet be distributed from Pyuthan instead of Tulsipur and NTC fee-collection centre

that was displaced to the district headquarters during armed conflict be relocated.

As part of the agitation, the NTC office would be gheraoed tomorrow and will be padlocked from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm from November 1 till their demands are fulfiled.

Coordinator of the agitation committee Hukum Bahadur Khadka said CDMA phone lines have been disrupted since the start of Dashain festival and the clients joined the agitation as the disruption of phone lines continued and there was no improvement in the situation.

More than 500 CDMA lines are in use in more than 30 Village Development Committees of the district.