NEW DELHI: Telecom and IT Minister Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, made it clear on Wednesday that the ministry would continue to monitor the call drop issue until the problem is completely solved. The Telecom operators claims that they have worked up on 50% of the cellular towers which were said to be leading the problem.
The Telecom Minister said that regular surveys were conducted by the Ministry and the regulator to assess the quality of the work done by the operators. Mr Prasad said that he has asked the ministry to keep updated about the status of the call drop issue in the country.
The Telecom Minister released a report describing the action taken to address the call drop issue in the last 3 months. The report read that out of 18.25 lakh towers in the country, 36,460 sites were said to be possessing the call drop issue. Out of these, the companies have operated up on 16,962 sites and the remaining 17,498 towers are yet to be repaired.
Major operators in Delhi, such as Vodafone and Airtel have taken specific steps to control the call drop issue in the National capital region. It is well known that the Telecom Ministry has taken the issue seriously, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed the Telecom ministry to solve the menace as soon as possible, the Tech Times reported.
On the other hand, Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at the Indian National Congress party, who blamed the ministry to be responsible for the situation. He said that he was just clearing the issue which the previous government has failed to address. He also added that the previous UPA government was responsible for the state owned Telecom BSNL to run in loss.