Landline calls in the Chennai circle will remain free for a week while telephones for which dues are yet to be paid will not be disconnected for 15 days, said Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today. Also Read - Jio maintains lead in 4G download speed, Vi in upload in May: TRAIAlso Read - BSNL launches a new cheap Rs 499 broadband plan to take on Airtel Xtreme, JioFiber
The city has been battered by the heaviest rainfall in close to a century. “Landline calls in the Chennai circle are free for a week. The phones whose dues are not paid will not be disconnected for 15 days,” Prasad told reporters. Also Read - BSNL offers 100 minutes free calling with select plans to aid COVID-19, Cyclone Tauktae affected users
The state-owned BSNL has also announced that it will allow free local and STD calls to other BSNL mobile phone users as well as 100 MB data for seven days for its pre-paid users. Other private operators are not behind, which are offering free talktime to their customers.
Facebook has also activated its Safety Check Tool to allow the flood affected people in Chennai to mark themselves safe . On clicking Yes, let my friends know , the tool will send notifications to their Facebook friends. Users outside Chennai can also receive notification about safety of their friends.