Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has stated that it is awaiting clarity from the government’s end on the issue of construction and installation of towers.

So far, telecom tower-related work was primarily limited to operation and maintenance activities and carrying out essential repairs and upgrades. However, resumption in construction would will involve movement of people from one place to another, both interstate and intrastate.

Further, TAPIA has also requested the government to allow access to warehouses where parts are stored.

Earlier this month, the government announced extension of the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown by two more weeks till May 17, 2020, and had issued new guidelines permitting different sets of relaxations for green, red, orange zones, thus paving the way for a staggered exit while reopening the economy.