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Cyclone Vardah severely affects telecommunication services in Chennai

PTI
Published Dec 13, 2016, 8:33 pm IST
Updated Dec 13, 2016, 8:34 pm IST
Mobile services, including of Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, were affected in the city and its neighbouring districts.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel conducting relief operations in Cyclone Vardah hit Chennai city on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel conducting relief operations in Cyclone Vardah hit Chennai city on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Chennai: Telecommunication network services were hit the most by Cyclone Vardah that barreled through the city on Monday, leaving many people without any means to contact their near and dear ones.

Mobile services, including of Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, were affected in the city and its neighbouring districts, bringing back memories of the deluge last year.

 

BSNL landlines were operating at some places but its network services were disrupted.

Several people took to Twitter expressing anguish over the disruption of services.

Telecommunication companies could not be contacted for a comment. However, the state government has asked them to restore their "full network" at the earliest.

"All telecom companies are told to restore their full network as quickly as possible and its being monitored," State Disaster Management Agency said in a tweet.

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