scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, June 13, 2021

Gujarat: 842 telecom towers damaged in Amreli

Of the 842 towers, 118 were damaged by gusty winds accompanying the cyclone while functions of 522 others were affected after power supply was disrupted, the release quoted Amreli district collector Ayush Oak as saying.

By: Express News Service | Rajkot |
May 22, 2021 12:14:44 am
Gujarat Cyclone Tauktae: Intra-circle roaming for mobile users in 5 most affected districtsA worker restoring power lines on the way to Una from Veraval, Gujarat after landfall of cyclone Tauktae. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

As many as 842 transmission towers of various telecom companies in Amreli district were damaged by Cyclone Tauktae, an official official release said on Friday.

Of the 842 towers, 118 were damaged by gusty winds accompanying the cyclone while functions of 522 others were affected after power supply was disrupted, the release quoted Amreli district collector Ayush Oak as saying.

Telecommunication services in coastal Jafrabad and Rajula talukas as well as adjoining Dhari and Savarkundla have remained affected since the cyclone hit the coast Monday. The cyclone has also caused severe damage to electricity distribution network in the district. Besides Rajula and Jafrabad towns, 453 villages in Amreli district continued to be without electricity for the fifth consecutive day on Friday.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Rajkot News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement