India’s market leading operators have stepped up their efforts to resume services in Jammu & Kashmir region intense flooding ravaged the region.
Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India have all seen their networks go down following the flooding. Bharti confirmed that its "network was down in some parts of J&K" but that it had been able to "revive several parts of the network" in the state.
"The company is continuously monitoring the situation and is working with the authorities to normalise services in affected areas at the earliest," it added.
Vodafone meanwhile said it had resumed "mobile coverage in Srinagar and key towns like Anantnag, Qazigund, Mattan, Avantipura and Ashumukam". Idea confirmed that its "teams were working 24x7 to restore network in the affected areas, and ensure continuity of services", although some of its "J&K cell sites and other network equipment had been destroyed."
Idea also noted that it would auto-credit Rs 12 to any Srinagar customers with low account balance, thereby allowing them to make emergency calls.