Fire in PTCL Exchange Disrupts Landline and Broadband Services in Lahore

A PTCL exchange on Mall Road Lahore – which is said to be the backbone of company’s DSL services in the city – caught fire late last night at around 2AM, reported local TV channels.

After fire was briefly controlled by fire fighters, the massive fire erupted again at or around fourth floor of PTCL exchange that engulfed the entire building and surroundings till the morning of Sunday.

Rescuers are busy in extinguishing the fire and clearing the building. According to rescue high-ups, no life was lost however material damage can be in millions of rupees.

Early reports suggest that landline and DSL Broadband services are facing disrupting throughout the city.

According to “The News” as many as 45,000 telephone lines and almost 25,000 internet connections were disconnected due to the fire. Rescue 1122, Edhi helpline and other state call centres were also down due to the incident.

According to PTCL officials, the restoration of service in Lahore may take three to four days.

Reasons for fire eruptions are yet to ascertained by PTCL and rescue officials.