2,000 towers of Jio damaged due to farmer movement, 1.5 crore mobile users affected
During the farmers' agitation in protest against the three new agricultural laws of the central government, an outsized number of sabotage in telecom towers has affected the services. Today is that the 35th day of farmers' agitation. Today, the seventh round of talks with the govt is to be held. Amidst all this, the effect of the movement is visible with each passing day. consistent with Telecom regulatory agency of India (TRAI), there are 39 million mobile users in Punjab. Among them, consistent with Reliance Jio, it's about 1.5 crore consumers.
Around 2,000 Reliance Jio mobile towers are damaged during the agitation in Punjab. The appeal of Chief Minister Captain Amarendra Singh and Chetwani too couldn't have much effect. On Tuesday, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COIA) has also expressed concern and fears about the collapse of the towers' connectivity. COAI is an association of companies like Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea.
Chief Minister Captain Singh's warnings and appeals from farmer organizations have proved to be baseless. The joint association of telecom companies like Airtel, Voda-Idea and Reliance Jio, and therefore the association of tower companies, Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), have also appealed to not damage the tower in Punjab. The vandalism continues despite the Chief Minister warning of strict action.
Reliance Jio has been rapidly repairing some towers that are damaged thanks to demolition within the previous couple of days. consistent with sources, a complete of 826 sites were down as of Tuesday evening. Jio has about nine thousand telecom towers within the state. In September 2020, Reliance Industries sold the majority of Jio's telecom tower assets to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP of Canada. The deal was finished Rs 25,215 crore