DoT holds readiness meeting ahead of Nisarga cyclone

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on June 02, 2020 Published on June 02, 2020

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has held a readiness meeting with telecom companies ahead of tropical storm Nisarga, in order to ensure connectivity in Maharashtra, Mumbai and Gujarat.

Nisarga is likely to intensify into a cyclone in the next 12 hours and is expected to make a landfall close to Mumbai tomorrow.

DoT held the meeting with all telecom service providers, Infrastructure Providers (IPs), Tower & Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) and Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI).

“All our 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,” TR Dua, Director-General of Tower & Infrastructure Providers Association said. “Our IPs have also deployed additional rescue teams which are kept on standby mode for all major districts like to get impacted during Nisarga,” he added.

This would be the first cyclonic storm to hit India's financial capital since 1882.

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Published on June 02, 2020
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