Fire at BSNL office turns 20,000 phone connections dead

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Ahmedabad, Apr 18: Over 20,000 BSNL landline phone connections turned non-functional following a fire in the Navrangpura Telephone Exchange here today, officials said.

The fire broke out due to short-circuit on the third floor of the BSNL office located in Navrangpura area this morning, where a call center and telephone exchange were operational, they said, adding that there was no casualty in the incident.

The Chief General Manager of BSNL (Gujarat circle) also has an office on the seventh floor of the same building.

According to fire officials, the entire call center and the exchange room were engulfed in the fire, which was doused within a couple of hours. BSNL officials said that over 20,000 landline phone connections were affected due to the fire incident.

Most of the connections turned dead, they said. Technicians were trying to restore the electricity connection in the building they said, adding that the landline connections would be restored at the earliest.

PTI

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