In a move that is likely to send shockwaves through the Indian telecom industry, three telecom operators have issued tickets to their customers for parking in their own vehicles without permission.
The ticket issued to a resident of Moga, in Telangakad district, in Uttar the state, is for parking without permission of the property owner.
In a tweet, the Telangabad government said that the issue was investigated by the Telugu Desam government, and a report is being prepared.
Telangabad is one of the states where the telecom industry is suffering from a shortage of employees, with almost 7,000 telecom workers out of a total population of nearly 3.25 crore, according to the Telecom Employment Services (TES) Board.
“The government has been informed and is investigating the matter,” said an official in the Telango district.
As of now, only the three operators, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Idea Cellular India Ltd, have issued a ticket to a customer.
According to the company, the ticket is valid for a period of one year, and it can be cancelled within 14 days.
Travellers are asked to inform their property owner of their intention to park in their vehicle without permission within 30 days of the ticket being issued, the company said in a tweet.
However, as the parking lot is the property of the mobile operator, the owner can cancel the ticket within a week.
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