Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday in a press meet announced that BSNL Kerala would be providing free SIMs to Indians returning from abroad.
State-owned telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in Kerala will provide free SIMs to Pravasi Indians returning to Kerala, so that they can interact with their doctors and family ones.
BSNL will also reconnect inactive numbers and issue replacement SIMs for lost SIMs. The move will help those returning to Kerala from abroad over the next few weeks. BSNL is yet to reveal the fine details of the initiative.
Notably, the Ministry of External Affairs is ramping up its efforts to bring back Indians stuck aboard. Country level and State level coordinating teams have been set up with rescue operations planned post May 7.
In other news, BSNL has rationalized the validity of its Vasantham Gold PV96 plan in Chennai Telephones and the Tamil Nadu circle with the validity being cut by 30 days.