Port Blair, June 18: The BSNL network tower at Katchal has been dysfunctional since the past one week, cutting off the island from the rest of the world. There have been complaints from the islanders but the efforts to rectify the fault seems to be minimum.

In a letter to the Chief General Manager, BSNL, the Secretary, Tribal Development Council, Rayhaan Pasha said that since the pandemic is in its peak, the issue needs to be fixed at the earliest to restore the communication in this remote area. The TDC Secretary also mentioned that many complaints are being received about the staff of BSNL posted in Katchal Island.