After Chandigarh, Mobile internet and data services have been restored in Punjab today. The mobile internet and data services were suspended in Haryana, Punjab, and Chandigarh for last few days since August 24 due to the court verdict in the rape case against Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Well, it appears the smartphones have got another lease of life with the announcement of restoring the mobile internet and data services in the Punjab region.
How to restore mobile data and internet services?
The internet and data services were suspended in the region due to security reasons but a day after the sentencing verdict the mobile internet and data services have been restored in the Punjab region after Chandigarh. To restore the data and internet services in your smartphone or dongle simply turn off your mobile phone and turn it on again. Not turn on the data services to restore the mobile internet and data services again on your handset.
Official message for service restoration from Jio
The message that has been sent to most of the Jio users reads as ‘SMS and data services are now restored in Punjab in compliance with the Govt. directive. Now enjoy Jio 4G Data & SMS services anytime, anywhere. Team Jio’. There is no confirmation about the restoration announcement by other service providers in the region such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea et al.
Internet based Cab services are back!
Here another good news for those who frequently travel by cabs. Most of the app-based cab services such as Ola, Uber that were almost non-functional in the dearth of mobile internet and data services in Haryana, Punjab, and Chandigarh are back in action once again. The service provider has sent messages to its patrons that they are back! The message reads ‘Dear Rider, we’re back! UBER has resumed normal services for trips within CHD. Along with Chandigarh, UBER is now serving Mohali and Panchkula and the rest of tricity. Book your Uber with ease and get moving!
Why were the services suspended in Chandigarh, Haryana, and Punjab?
To put a tap on any fake messages or videos that may ignite violence in the region Haryana Home Secretary Ram Niwas had declared the suspension of Mobile data and internet services in Haryana, Punjab and the joint capital Chandigarh from August 24 evening. It was one of the most crucial steps to maintain the law and order in the state.
Though the Panchkula city saw the scars after the conviction verdict the suspension of the internet and data services helped in controlling the damage to a certain extent.