High power TV transmitters to be set up in Kashmir
11 December 2006
Indo-Asian News Service
Jammu: Union Home Secretary V.K. Duggal will be in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday to discuss security issues as well as review arrangements for setting up transmitters to beam national TV programmes in border areas to counter propaganda from Pakistan television. The need for setting up high power transmitters in remote areas was felt after the government realised that residents in villages near the border and the hilly areas had access to Pakistan TV channels but not to Indian television, officials here said.'This is one of the top items on the agenda of the home secretary,' an official told IANS.Duggal will also review the state's overall security situation, with special focus on railway security. Railways start operations in the Kashmir Valley in February. Several bogies were ferried on trolleys and have already reached the Valley. The 40 km rail line between Budgam and Awanti- Pora town has already been completed.