More than 2,500 Telecom towers of Indus in flood-hit areas operated on diesel generator help on account of energy outage.
The firm stated it organized for greater than three lakh litres of extra diesel with the assistance of presidency businesses.
A complete of 12 of the 14 districts had been affected by the floods of which Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Ernakulam and Thrissur districts had been the worst-affected.
“The key position performed by Indus Towers and its staff in restoring connectivity in Kerala in a report time in the course of the floods is noteworthy.
“Mobile connectivity is central to all rescue operations and in sustaining movement of data in crucial intervals of time and the necessity to keep linked throughout a pure calamity like this can’t be overstated,” Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan stated.
Tilak Raj Dua, Director General, Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) stated Kerala presently has solely 16,300 Telecom towers and requires extra 16,000 towers to handle the rising information calls for and to be higher outfitted for addressing pure disasters in future.
“At the time of calamity and every other exigency, Telecommunication providers is the one medium to attach with authorities and family members. Hence, after such a horrifying calamity, it’s uttermost essential to develop a sturdy Telecom infrastructure,” Dua stated.
Indus Towers in the state has 6,650 towers, over 18,500 tenancies and employs 1,742 individuals (instantly and not directly). PRS ABM ABM