Haridwar, Jan 14(ANI): Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin Pilot on Thursday asked the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to ensure uninterrupted mobile services during the ongoing Kumbha Mela.
The Communication Ministry said in order to ensure good coverage with be a comprehensive overhaul and refurbishment of the telecom infrastructure during the Kumbh Mela celebrations.
To give BSNL the flexibility to deploy mobile infrastructure in areas of air traffic congestion at short notice, two towers will also be mounted on trucks in areas where construction of permanent structures is difficult.
Traffic handling capacity of BSNL in the area is being doubled and CDMA infrastructure has been upgraded to enable broadband connectivity at high speeds.
To a limited extent possible, the infrastructure would also be shared with other operators. Additional technical and supervisory staff is being deployed to ensure adequate manpower during the Mela. (ANI)