Telegraphic services stopped in India

@abroji (3247)
India
April 29, 2007 11:17pm CST
The BSNL has stopped telegraphic services in India. The reason they point out for this is that after telephone services becoming very popular it is not necessary to continue with the telegraphic services. Moreover it is not profitable to maintain the staff for this purpose. The reality however is that more than 70% of the population in India live in the villages where 9 out of ten households do not have a telephone commection. Their means for long distance communication is still these telegrams. Do you think the decision of the authorities is justifiable? Is it reasonable to render every service weighing it's profitability?
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4 responses
@mdchennai (2129)
• India
1 May 07
That is something wrong. If the statistics as you said about the village is right, then the decision taken by the BSNL is totally wrong. They should think of those families, how they will send telegrams. This will surely affect the revenue of BSNL and i believe that the government will look into this matter and will take a good action as early as possible!
@abroji (3247)
• India
1 May 07
The statistics I have given is as reported in TV news in Kerala. That must be true. Consequent to the bifercation of the Post and Telegraph Dept. into BSNL and the postal dept.the works in connection with sending and delevery of telegrams were wested with the BSNL. But they don't have the field staff for the delivery of telegrams, so they reached into contract with the Postal dept. who agreed to undertake that work. But now the BSNL says it is not profitable and hence closed down the operations. This issue is likely to come up in the next session of Parliament.
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@mdchennai (2129)
• India
1 May 07
Ok, let us pray that some good solution comes out in the next parliament session :)
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@mariner68 (1278)
• India
4 May 07
In this age of computers, moble phones and telephones, sending a telegram is a total waste. Even in villages, telephones are available, mobile services have become so cheap and easily accessible. So there is no point in having telegraph services.
@abroji (3247)
• India
4 May 07
What do you mean? If somebody from a foriegn country remarked this way I could have understand. Do you think every place in India is like Chennai? There are places where there is no water supply or electricity. Many people in our country do not have the means for a meal a day. They are illiterate also. Are all areas in our country covered by any mobile phone service provider? You must not forget Gandhiji's words that India lives in it's villages. It is true to this day. Be more realistic dear mariner68.
@gberlin (3836)
3 May 07
Maybe they are just trying to get everyone to get a telephone. Also with cell phones so popular today a person could get a cell phone instead of a regular phone.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
4 May 07
There is a point in what you have stated. But they could have informed the matter in advance to the people. Further most of the people have no telephones because they cannot afford it. People deserve little more consideration. Thank you for the response.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
1 May 07
Well there are still places maybe in India that Is not yet ready with the telephone service is not yet avialable. Maybe they should not stop it totally but continue to serve areas where it is badly needed.
@abroji (3247)
• India
1 May 07
You said it. Let us hope that Govt. will interfere and do some corrective meassures.