Airtel restores services in Delhi, Vodafone says data temporarily suspended
New Delhi : The latest update on the calling and data services claimed that the Bharti Airtel has restored all its services in all affected areas in Delhi. However, Vodafone India replied to several complaints on Twitter and said that the mobile internet services have been suspended "as per the directive received from the government".
With this, Vodafone users in the national capital would not be able to use the internet services for the next 24 hours.
Telecom services in Delhi were suspended in parts of Delhi till 1 PM as per direction from the government. The call was taken in wake of planned protests and demonstrations in the National Capital Region against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
While several users complained on Twitter of not being accessible to use telecom services; Vodafone and Airtel responded to the queries and cleared that the services have been suspended till further notice.
Reports also stated that even Reliance Jio implemented the same suspension of services in compliance of a directive received from the Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Hi! Please be informed that as per government directive, data services have currently been restricted in your area. Inconvenience is deeply regretted. The tariff is being increased across telecom operators. All this has been done to provide (cont) https://t.co/YVlApyRBRm https://t.co/2G23qpsqlP— Bharti Airtel India (@Airtel_Presence) December 19, 2019
Hi! As per the directive received from the Government, Services are stopped at few locations (Jamia, Saheen bagh, Bawana, Seelampur, Jaffrabad, Mandi House and part of Walled city). As a result of this you will not be able to use services till 1pm at these locations - Heena— Vodafone (@VodafoneIN) December 19, 2019
In its initial tweets, Airtel did not confirm a timeline within which services may be restored, while Vodafone's tweets suggested that mobile network services should be restored to normal state in the coming minutes.