According to the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), telecom operators are losing at least Rs 15 million each per day in each state that has seen mobile internet shutdowns.

As per the operators, the shut down has lead to a delay in recharges of bundled plans by the consumers.

COAI further said that states with larger population witness a longer shot down period leading to a rise in telco losses.

India has been citing internet and mobile services disruption due to protests over a new citizenship law Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which started few days ago.

As per COAI, there is significant inconvenience caused to the subscribers since the shut down prevents them from carrying out some of the essential services like banking, medical appointments etc.

Since December 15, mobile internet services shut down in parts of Karnataka, UP, Delhi, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal and Gujarat with many districts under an internet blackout ranging from few hours to days.