Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA) formerly known as Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), apex representative body of Telecom Infrastructure Providers Category – I (IP-1), formed to expedite the rollout of the Telecom Infrastructure in the country has requested Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Administrator, Chandigarh for urgent intervention and support in ongoing Electricity Crisis in Chandigarh.
Due to the ongoing electricity crisis in Chandigarh telecom services are badly impacted in all the areas of UT and nearby states. Telecom towers in Chandigarh are fully dependent on the Electric Grid Supply. During the ongoing crisis there have been incidents of telecom network outages in these areas. This crisis. If not resolved immediately may impact the telecom network connectivity in big way.
T.R. Dua, Director-General, Digital Infrastructure Providers Association, DIPA, said,” We have requested Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Administrator, Chandigarh to ensure the resolution of the ongoing electricity crisis on war foot basis and make necessary arrangements to provide the continuous Electricity Supply on the mobile communication tower sites to enable the telecom companies to provide the seamless telecom network connectivity to the public at large.
The telecom sector has proved its criticality beyond doubt during the ongoing pandemic crisis as it supported various businesses, organisations as well as public through e-commerce, education, video conferences, virtual meetings, and work at home. For continuation of support to various sectors and to maintain the quality of service, the telecom infrastructure needs to be upgraded /augmented in the State. Therefore, it is essential to resolve the issues being faced by telecom infrastructure providers and service providers to maintain smooth telecom operations in the Chandigarh.