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2,000 landline home phones in Gulshan, Moghbazar, Rampura go offline

  • Published at 09:09 pm January 28th, 2021
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The authorities concerned have already started repair work and are aiming to restore telephone services in the next seven days

Some 2,000 fixed-line land phones of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) in Gulshan, Moghbazar and Rampura areas went offline due to an ongoing development project in Dhaka.

The phone service lines were accidentally cut off during work on a development project supervised by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on the Mouchak-Rampura road on Thursday, said a press release issued in this regard.

The areas suffering from the sudden outage are East Rampura TV Link Road, Zaker Road, High School Road, West Rampura, Molla Bari, Bank Colony, Titas Road, DIT Road, Bowbazar, East Hajipara, Ulan Road, Ulan bazaar, Wapda Power House Road, Bagichar Tek, Omor Ali Lane and West Rampura. 

The authorities concerned have already started repair work and are aiming to restore telephone services in the next seven days. 

Meanwhile, in a separate press release, BTCL also informed its users that a few telephone numbers under the Gulshan Exchange for improving service. They have primarily changed the Karail RSU Exchange, Mohakhali ICDDRB ONU Exchange, and Banani Supermarket ONU Exchange. 

Moreover, they have already started replacing the old telephone numbers from seven digits to 11 digits. 

List of the replaced land-line numbers: 

 

Exchange name

Old number

New number

Karail RSU

02-987XXXX

02 22227XXXX

Mohakhali ICDDRB ONU

02-9827XXX

02 222277XXX

Banani Supermarket ONU

02-9820XX

02 222274XXX

 

02-9821XX

02 222275XXX

 

02-9822XX

02 222276XXX

 Source: BTCL

The press release further advised its customers to check the BTCL website or call its hotline -- 16402 -- for more updates regarding the replaced numbers. 

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