As many as 29,000 new telecom towers have been installed by private telecom operators across the country to resolve the problem of call drops, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

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,” said Prasad.

He said the government is constantly monitoring the call drops situation and regularly telling the telecom operators to take corrective steps to improve it.



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