India’s largest telecom operator Vodafone Concept Friday mentioned it has initiated contingency measures, together with activating emergency helpline quantity and free SMS, for its prospects in Odisha, which is dealing with a extreme cyclonic storm. The cell operator mentioned it’s also working intently with different community suppliers, companions and authorities businesses to make sure secure telecom connectivity throughout the cyclone.
“We have now taken all mandatory precautions to face cyclone Fani…Helpline quantity 1938 is on the market for individuals to achieve out in case of an emergency. Free SMS has been activated for VIL (Vodafone Concept) prospects and Rs 5, 10 mortgage is on the market for customers in the event that they exhaust steadiness throughout emergency,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement. It additional mentioned that the corporate has proactively ensured enough gasoline provide to its websites throughout all places, and stocking at strategic places, to be used in instances of emergency.
“Moreover, cell DGs (diesel-fuelled turbines), crucial gear spares and automobiles have been organized and stored prepared at key places,” the assertion mentioned. Vodafone Concept groups have been ready to handle any emergency state of affairs, and community monitoring is being accomplished by way of round the clock ‘Struggle Rooms’ arrange at VIL and vendor workplaces, it added.
“We’re working intently with different community suppliers…companions and Authorities businesses to make sure secure telecom connectivity throughout the cyclone to let individuals keep linked with their family members,” the corporate mentioned. Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ slammed into the Odisha coast on Friday morning, packing heavy rain and winds with speeds of as much as 175 kmph.