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Telcos ensure critical workers can freely travel

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has given green chit to three private telcos to ensure hassle-free movement of critical workers manning their network operating centres amid the  pandemic-induced countrywide lockdowns.  The companies that obtained the permission for their workers to resolve network-related glitches at a time when bulk of corporate staff across India is working from home include Vodafone Idea Limited, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm.

These firms have deployed senior technical staff and smart hands at their network management war rooms to closely monitor critical operations and ensure uninterrupted mobile and broadband services. Temporary food and stay arrangements at the data centres have also been made and vehicles have been provided by these telcos to facilitate movement of technical staff.