Bharti Airtel has tweeted that they will be offering free of cost international calls to Nepal effective midnight for next 48 hours after a severe earthquake hits Nepal, parts of India and Pakistan. After facing a fierce criticism from all over the country for implementation of Airtel Zero internet plan, it comes a nice gesture from the No. 1 telecom service provider of the nation.
Nepal was struck by one of the worst earthquake today in its history of last one century. According to latest update, more than 1800 people have been reported dead in Nepal. The earthquake even started a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest which left 10 mountaineers dead in the valley. The quake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale, which was followed by 16 aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or greater, striking heavy casualties in Kathmandu and injuring thousand others. Hundreds were feared missing across the country.
Indian Embassy has set up two helplines +977 98511 07021, +977 98511 35141 to assist Indians stuck in the Nepal.
Airtel Tweeted, “We are deeply saddened by the severe impact that one of the worst earthquakes in Nepal has had on the lives of its people. As a small gesture during this hour of crisis, we have decided to offer all calls on the Airtel network from India to Nepal completely free of cost for the next 48 hours effective midnight, thus enabling customers across the country get in touch with their families and friends in Nepal.”
Statement From Airtel India pic.twitter.com/vCKTS9g86w
— airtel India (@airtelindia) April 25, 2015
Please spread the word in your social circle to let people know about it. Our prayers are with the fellow people of Nepal.