Odisha: Telecommunication, mobile, Internet services improving substantially in #Cyclonefani Affected areas

Bhubaneswar: Due to constant efforts telecommunication and mobile services have been improving substantially day by day. 57% mobile towers in Khurda, 34% in Puri and 70% in Cuttack district have been made functional. Similarly, 56% in Bhubaneswar, 18% in Puri and 73% in Cuttack city have been made operational. All master switching Centres have been operational with electric power supply except Vodaphone, Naharkanta which will be powered once Main Grid Feeder is restored. Three nos. of Airtell Cell on Wheel (CoW) are working at Badadanda, Collectorate and Swargadwar, Puri.

Similarly, one Jio CoW with 4G service is functioning at Collectorate, Puri. Intra Circle Roaming enables customer from any operator to use any other network. Internet services in Bhubaneswar and Puri have improved from almost nil on 3rd May to around 50% in some areas. As a result of improvement in 4G/3G connectivity by restoration of towers, internet connectivity is also strengthening. Review meeting is being held daily on telecommunication, mobile and internet services under the chairmanship of Development Commissioner. Focus is being given to bring the telecommunication and mobile services to normal.