This New Year, telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), is not only planning to increase its subscriber base through various offers, it is also mulling over treading the green path.
BSNL, which has already received three awards for energy conservation, is planning to put up windmills on top of its exchanges. “These windmills will generate enough power to cater to the lighting needs of the compound and will save us electricity,” said Subhendu Ghosh, BSNL Karnataka Principal General Manager at a press meet on Wednesday.
“The windmills which cost about Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 each are being installed with the help of the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL),” he added. “There are more than 230 exchanges in Bangalore that are being studied by the BSNL, to find out if it is feasible to set up windmills or not,”, he said.
Not hit by slowdown Ghosh also said that the economic slowdown has not affected BSNL in any way. Its subscription base has gone up and more and more people are interested in BSNL connections these days. “According to a recent industry report, our quality of service and delivery remains the best in the country.
BSNL is above other private players and will continue to keep the edge,” he added.
New Year packages BSNL has come up with New Year offers for people who apply for new connections at the BSNL mela to be held on January 2 and 3 at all BSNL exchanges. The installation charges of Rs 250 for new landline connections has been waived off.
One powerpack SIM of sale value Rs 249 will be given free. BSNL has also offered a rebate of Rs 140 on landline call charges. The installation charge of Rs 250 on broadband has also been waived.