Indus Towers, the nation’s largest telecom tower company, has deployed 64 diesel vehicles in the affected areas of Tamil Nadu, which has been hit by incessant rain for the past few days.
The additional vehicles have been pressed in coastal area for emergency and for enabling teams to reach the affected sites. Major areas of Tamil Nadu like Cuddalore, Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Villupuram, Mayiladuthurai, and Chennai are the key areas affected by heavy rainfalls, which have killed over 71 lives so far.
Indus is working closely with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to mitigate the situation. It is working on its mission ‘Putting India First’ so that communication services are least impacted.
It operates through a network of 13,000 towers through the state of Tamil Nadu. The power disruptions across these areas have impacted over 4,200 sites in the area.
Siva Rao, Circle CEO -Tamil Nadu, Indus Towers, said, “Our ground teams are working round the clock to ensure that we continue to provide uninterrupted telecommunications network. We are working tirelessly to restore the communications infrastructure and therefore will remain committed towards maintaining uninterrupted coverage in the affected areas as well as the rest of the state.”
A total of 550 people from Indus and operator companies in Chennai, Coimbatore and each affected zone, are working together on the ground and constantly monitoring the situation. Apart from ensuring minimum downtime and restoring network availability, Indus is also working with the state and local authorities towards restoring normalcy to everyday life in the region.
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