Two new radio stations set to go on air in Kashmir Valley, Ladakh
Jammu & Kashmir

Two new radio stations set to go on air in Kashmir Valley, Ladakh

Agency News

New Delhi, Oct 29: In a bid to reach the last man on the border, Information and Broadcasting Ministry is all set to launch two high powered radio stations in Uri in Kashmir valley and Himbotingla in Ladakh.

According to Government officials, both radio stations will start functioning soon after the bifurcation of the Jammu and Kashmir state into two separate Union Territories comes into effect from October 31.

Both locations have been chosen for their strategic significance and are a part of the government’s outreach to local population in both the new UTs.

Himbotingla, located at a height of over 13,000 feet, will be All India Radio’s FM station perched at such a height as well as the world's highest FM radio station. Both installations have been fitted with high power transmitters that allows for modulation of frequencies.

Keeping bad weather at such high altitude into consideration, the Ministry has ensured the round the clock functioning of high powered transmission centre with the latest equipment.

These two radio stations will be giving AIR signal in FM to enable the availability of signal on “Alexa Voice Command” in car stereos and conventional radio receiver also. (UNI)