BHARATPUR: Saraswoti Rayamajhi, who turned up at Bharang Primary School at Ichhakamana rural municipality-1 of Chitwan from Kanchanpur for her teaching career, has remained out of family communications for over a week.
In absence of a mobile network, she has to dent her desire to talk to family members and relatives. “I feel disturbed when there are no mobile communications”, she said, adding, “It has been almost one year since I came here. The mobile connection is abysmal”.
Owing to the poor mobile networks in over a dozen villages around Bharang, locals have been away from access to phone communications.
Lalmaya Chepang, a folk of Kolbhanjyang, said she has not been able to smoothly talk to her spouse in a foreign country due to an abysmal mobile network. “We are lagging behind in many affairs. The poor network has further pushed us back. Vehicular access has reached our home but access to communications via mobile has been a big trouble”, she added.
The mobile network is not working in Chaukudanda, Badghyang, Jaithali, Widlang, Kolbhanjyang, Thaprang, Rajbhog, Jyandala, Jautas, Kalin, and Tipang of Ichhakamana-1.
Likewise, some areas of Hattibang also have a poor mobile network, said ward chair Santa Bahadur Magar. “A dozen of areas of my ward do not have functional mobile networks”, he said. Around 3,000 population in the ward have been deprived of access to mobile-based communications, he noted. Most of the residents of the wards are Chepang community people.
He complained that Nepal Telecom and Ncell have not heeded their grievances lodged several times.
The poor mobile network has affected daily private and public life in the area, locals commented.