New Delhi: Indian mobile operator Vodafone on Thursday suspended the mobile network services of Idea subscribers in parts of Delhi upon the directive of a government order issued to check the Citizenship (Amendment) Act fallout, stated a report.
Although details of areas affected by the Vodafone mobile service shutdown is not clear, here are the tweets which confirms the shutdown of services:
Responding to Twitter user @mmeraj_alam, Vodafone operator Priya on Thursday tweeted, “Hi! We would like to inform you that there is a planned outage scheduled as per government directive. This will rectified as soon we receive the next directive from the authority” We appreciate your patience and cooperation for the same.”
Responding to Twitter user @ReginaDulanjali, Vodafone operator Tina on Thursday tweeted that as per the directive received from the government, services are stopped till 1 PM at few locations on December 19 namely Jamia, Saheen bagh, Bawana, Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Mandi House and part of Walled city.
Notably, Bharti Airtel, and Reliance Jio have also suspended their mobile services in parts of Delhi on December 19. While responding to customer complaints of of call drops and internet shutdown, including those from Ashoka Road to India Gate, Bharti Airtel’s operator confirmed that a government order had directed them to suspend mobile services in ‘many parts’ of Delhi. The mobile operator further assured that Airtel services would resume once the government’s suspension orders are lifted.
Airtel suspensed its mobile services right after 10 AM on Thursday and refrained to provide clarity on the time period till which the suspension would prevail. Notably, the internet was shutdown at one of the busiest areas of Delhi namely the ITO featuring media offices, and also in the northeast parts of the national capital city which witnessed violent anti-CAA protests in the last few days, especially in Seelampur and Brijpuri areas of Delhi.