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Indus Towers restores all its affected mobile towers in Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

firm on Thursday said it has restored all its affected mobile towers in flood-hit

"has managed to restore 2,500 telecom towers in Kerala," Manjush Mathews, Circle, Indus Towers, said in a statement.

More than 2,500 telecom in flood-hit areas operated on diesel generator support due to power outage.

The company said it arranged for more than 3 lakh litres of additional diesel with the help of government agencies.

A total of 12 of the 14 districts were affected by the floods of which Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Ernakulam and Thrissur districts were the worst-affected.

"The key role played by and its team in restoring connectivity in in a record time during the floods is noteworthy.

"Mobile connectivity is central to all rescue operations and in maintaining flow of information in critical periods of time and the need to stay connected during a natural calamity like this cannot be overstated," said.

Indus has presence in 15 telecom circles of and has over 1,23,639 towers. It is the largest telecom company in the world, outside

Tilak Raj Dua, Director General, and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) said Kerala currently has only 16,300 telecom towers and requires additional 16,000 towers to address the growing data demands and to be better equipped for addressing natural disasters in future.

"At the time of calamity and any other exigency, is the only medium to connect with authorities and loved ones. Hence, after such a horrifying calamity, it is uttermost important to develop a robust telecom infrastructure," Dua said.

Indus Towers in the state has 6,650 towers, over 18,500 tenancies and employs 1,742 people (directly and indirectly).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 21:40 IST
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