The BSNL which has quite a number of leased lines is working hard to ensure that the lines are operational again, but is hamstrung by the extent of devastation caused to its infrastructure by Huhdud.
The BSNL has leased out lines to several banks, business organisations, public sector undertakings like NTPC, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Hindustan Ship Yard. This apart, the Andhra University and Gitam University too have 1 GB leased lines.
As the lines have not been restored yet, many banks could not ensure connectivity between ATMs and their main servers with the result that a majority of ATMs are still dead, causing hardship to the people. Also, bank customers are not able to use their debit or credit cards at merchant locations because of the same problem.
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