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Telecom Department takes stock of preparedness

Infratructure providers have also deployed additional rescue teams which are kept on standby mode for all major districts likely to get impacted during Nisarga, he said.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has taken stock of the readiness and arrangements made by telecom companies for ensuring network connectivity in Maharashtra and Gujarat, ahead of cyclone Nisarga.

“All our infratructure provider (IP) members have taken necessary steps to ensure connectivity 24/7 in the areas which are likely to be affected by the cyclone and all the background arrangements like additional DG sets, battery banks, spare parts, stocking of diesel are taken care of,” T.R. Dua, Director-General, Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), said in a statement.

IPs have also deployed additional rescue teams which are kept on standby mode for all major districts likely to get impacted during Nisarga, he said.

The DoT held a meeting with all the telecom service providers, IPs, TAIPA and COAI, the statement said.

The Cellular Operators’ Assocition of India (COAI) is the association for telecom service providers.

Mr. Dua said the industry has urged the Chief Secretaries and DoT to facilitate unrestricted inter-State movement of personnel and material, arrangement of issuing e-passes and availability of diesel supply.

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