Airtel, Vodafone shut down internet services in several parts of Delhi
Airteland Vodafonesaid that they are following a government directive to shut down internet services.
- Over 13 metro stations have been shut in the National Capital.
Customers took to Twitter to complain about interrupted services. The official handles from Airtel and Vodafone responded and confirmed that they are following a government directive to shut down the services.
According to IANS, the Delhi Police wrote to the cell phone operators including Airtel, Jio, MTNL, BSNL, and Vodafone Idea to stop all communication services in many parts of the national capital.
@Airtel_Presence .@VodafoneIN also tweets to a user saying "there is a planned outage scheduled as per government d… https://t.co/eCp7Xq2Pw7— Business Insider India (@BiIndia) 1576740039000
In a tweet reply, @Airtel_Presence says as per instructions from government authorities, voice, internet and SMS se… https://t.co/ujyrlI7Gh8— Business Insider India (@BiIndia) 1576739370000
According to an IANS report, services have been shut in these areas of Central Delhi – Central district, Walled city area, Mandi House, Selampur, Zafarabad, Shaeenbagh, Jamia Nagar, and Mustafabad.
“We regret that on a day when the Delhi government had to launch the #WiFiScheme, internet services have been suspended in some parts of Delhi,” said Kejriwal.
Central Delhi has come to a halt as several protests are planned in the area. Over 13 metro stations have been shut, while commuters at Gurgaon-Delhi border were stuck in a massive traffic jam.
“Metro services from Jama Masjid to Kashmere Gate remained sealed as security forces put barricades to prevent protestors from reaching the Red Fort on Thursday,” said an IANS report.
However, protestors are known to be marching towards the Red Fort defying a Section 144 order in the area.
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