29,000 new telecom towers installed by private telecom operators

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A total of 29,000 new telecom towers were installed by private telecom operators across the country after government took strong exception to the problem of call drops, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday.Following a directive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Telecom Ministry told the private telecom operators that strong action will be taken if the problem of call drops is not resolved, he told the Lok Sabha. “After our clear instruction, private telecom operators have installed 29,000 new mobile towers in the country while 2,200 of them were installed in Delhi. “While public sector BSNL has installed 4,500 mobile towers in the country, MTNL installed 28 towers in Delhi,” Prasad said during Question Hour.

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