Jammu: Low-speed (2G) mobile internet services have been restored in five districts of Jammu region after remaining suspended for a fortnight, officials said on Saturday (August 17).

According to reports, the 2G mobile internet services have been restored in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts around midnight following an order by Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The officials said the high-speed (3G and 4G) mobile internet services would be restored after a fresh assessment of the situation.

However, the services continued to remain suspended in Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban districts, the officials said.

The mobile internet services were snapped across Jammu region on August 4, a day before the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two union territories.

Curfew-like restrictions were in place across the state hours before the move but were subsequently eased, with normal activities in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Reasi resuming on August 10 after the concerned district magistrates announced the lifting of prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC.

However, a senior official on Friday (August 16) said that Jammu and Kashmir administration is mulling the ease of restrictions across the Valley and taking steps to make all government offices and schools functional from next week.

"We are making arrangements that all government offices start functioning normally from Monday (August 19)," the official said, adding that the administration was also looking at the possibility of opening the schools across the Valley from next week.