Telecom boost for Northeast

The project is essentially aimed at increasing the reliability of conectivity at district and state headquarters by providing alternative optical fibre line.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 11, 2014 2:27 am

In a bid to provide a major boost to telecom connectivity in the Northeast, the Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the implementation of a Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the region at an estimated expenditure of Rs 5,336.18 crore.

The project is essentially aimed at increasing the reliability of conectivity at district and state headquarters by providing alternative optical fibre line. The project will ensure that if there is any problem in one route, the voice and data transfer through other route will keep the district and state headquarters connected, the government said.

Once implemented, the project would provide 2G mobile coverage in identified uncovered areas of the Northeast, provide seamless 2G mobile coverage along national highways in the region and ensure reliability of transmission network at state  capitals and district headquarters.

Go-ahead for road projects in Ladakh

NEW DELHI: Giving a fillip to infrastructure development in J&K’s Ladakh region, the Centre Wednesday cleared projects worth Rs 438 crore for construction of around 350 km roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari cleared 28 projects in the region, with 22 in Kargil and six in Leh. Construction of 142 km and 207 km roads will be taken up under the scheme in Leh and Kargil, respectively. In Leh, a road length of 142 km to be constructed at a cost of Rs 181.4 crore while the projects in Kargil will build 207 km of rural road at a cost of Rs 2,56.6 crore.

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