Vodafone ensures uninterrupted network, donates Rs 78.75 lakh

Vodafone India has undertaken additional efforts to provide assistance to those who are affected by the unprecedented situation in Uttarakhand. One of the steps that have been taken is to ensure uninterrupted communication through robust network coverage. To sustain the network in areas of heavy destruction and ensuring uninterrupted coverage, following measures have been taken: deployment of instant network equipment or ‘network in a box’, a portable BTS, was airlifted and deployed at a relief camp set-up by the local administration in Mayali village (between Tehri Garwal and  Uttarkashi) located in Rudraprayag district towards Kedarnath highway.

Vodafone Foundation is making a donation of Rs 78,75,486 for relief work to cover the provision of 2,200 family packs (containing basic necessities like kitchen sets, clothing, mosquito nets etc) to the areas worst affected. They have partnered with Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), which already has supporting infrastructure in place, for distribution of relief kits. In association with SAMHITA, a local NGO, Vodafone Foundation is launching ‘Operation Care’ to actively raise money for emergency supplies.

Two helpline numbers have been opened in their call centres (9759001234 and 9759101234) to assist persons in locating missing relatives who were known to be present in Uttarakhand during this calamity and are not contactable.

Drop boxes are being set up across their offices and the collected items will be transported to affected areas.
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