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#Dogra Maharaja Ranbir Singh introduced Postal & Telecommuncation services in Jammu & Kashmir in 1887. A telegraph service was extended from Sialkot to Jammu and to Kashmir. A state wide network of post & telephone was estd when the services reached Gilgit & Skardu in 1882.
The services were further expanded under Maharaja Hari Singh in the 1930s. By 1944, 126 post offices were functioning in the state. A telephone trunk line was laid between Jammu & Suchetgarh on April 27, 1932 and another between Srinagar and Jammu on Oct 21, 1935.
Poonch & Baramulla were linked by a single line wire & exchange estd in Baramulla in 1940. Wireless stns were set up in Jammu, Nowshera, Rajouri, Mirpur, Kotli, Bhimber between 1930-34. The development of means of communication boosted trade & tourism in the state. #JKHistory
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