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    Published On : Wed, Jan 27th, 2021
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    50 million hit by internet shutdown in NCR

    After the tractor rally led by farmers in Delhi turned violent, internet services were suspended by the ministry of home affairs in areas like Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi and their adjoining areas within the NCT (national capital territory) of Delhi.

    Over 50 million subscribers are likely to be hit by the internet shutdown as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India data suggests that last October, Delhi has 52.72 million mobile subscribers.

    While the MHA order didn’t specify the kind of internet services – mobile or home broadband – but users across a large part of the city found it difficult to access the internet on Tuesday.

    The telecom companies also informed their subscribers in most parts of the city that the internet services in their areas have been stopped till further notice. Though the MHA order is effective for 12 hours to 23:59 pm on January 26, there are chances of extending the suspension order if the situation remains precarious.

    “The internet services are essential for mobilising crowds on a large scale. Today, we saw that the situation went out of control after protests turned violent. Till the government is not comfortable with the law and order situation, the internet services are not coming back,” a telecom analyst told Business Today.

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