India’s largest telecom operator Vodafone Thought Friday mentioned it has initiated contingency measures, together with activating emergency helpline quantity and free SMS, for its prospects in Odisha, which is going through a extreme cyclonic storm. The cell operator mentioned it’s also working carefully with different community suppliers, companions and authorities companies to make sure steady telecom connectivity throughout the cyclone.
“We’ve taken all essential precautions to face cyclone Fani…Helpline quantity 1938 is offered for individuals to succeed in out in case of an emergency. Free SMS has been activated for VIL (Vodafone Thought) prospects and Rs 5, 10 mortgage is offered for customers in the event that they exhaust stability 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 areas, and stocking at strategic areas, to be used in occasions of emergency.
“Moreover, cell DGs (diesel-fuelled turbines), essential gear spares and automobiles have been organized and stored prepared at key areas,” the assertion mentioned. Vodafone Thought groups have been ready to handle any emergency scenario, and community monitoring is being performed by way of round the clock ‘Warfare Rooms’ arrange at VIL and vendor places of work, it added.
“We’re working carefully with different community suppliers…companions and Authorities companies to make sure steady 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.