Business COVID-19 lockdown: India's diesel-run telecom towers could run dry Updated : March 26, 2020 06:14 AM IST There is a lack of clarity on the exemption provided to telecom service providers from the lockdown. The confusion over the recognition of telecom and associated services as "essential" to non-issuance of curfew passes. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.