Companies Allow Employees to Work From Home
By F9 Team : 13-Dec-2016
Cyclone Vardah wreaked havoc in Chennai enforcing employees to work from home and also employers like Cognizant, Infosys, HCL Tech and Wipro have given the option to work from home for their employees.
According to officials, it is said that the companies and employees have faced troubles in their work, because of the power outage and poor internet connectivity issues caused by the cyclone storm Vardah.
Nasscom Vice-President, K Purushothaman said, "More than 90% of IT companies in the city were not working. Even those who worked from home had difficulty as mobile and internet connectivity was poor.”
Cyclone Vardah has also shown its devastation on the factories through causing stoppage of work and production. Even though large firms have opened in the early hours, they were bound to shut down the production and send the workers home, because of the intensity of winds caused by the cyclone Vardah.
Even financially, the city Chennai has faced struggles, with all the banks shutting down their branch offices by midday with the wind picking up its speed by afternoon. Although the ATMs at some places are able to dispense cash for the public, many people have faced troubles in making payments through e-wallets, because of the poor mobile connectivity affected by the high winds.
On the other hand, the train services in the city and its neighboring suburbs were also left in disarray. Train services that were disrupted include cancellation of 31 long distance trains, suspension of suburban services from 1 PM, and also many trains were stranded at various locations outside Chennai.
On the road too, the people have faced troubles resulting from the stoppage of bus services from 1 PM and the auto services took advantage of the situation and started charging a premium of Rs. 100 over the meter rates.