‘Arunachal to have workable connectivity by December’


Itanagar, April 28: Union Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) Manoj Sinha has assured that by December 2018, Arunachal Pradesh will have workable connectivity and IT facilities.
This assurance was given by the minister while he called on the State Governor Brigadier (retd) Dr BD Mishra at Raj Bhavan here on Friday. During the meeting, they held discussion on various issues pertaining to electronic connectivity and telecommunication sector of the State, a Raj Bhawan communiqué stated. .
The Governor, while sharing his observations with the Union Minister about his recent tour to East Kameng district, said that due to the lack of electronic connectivity many important Central government schemes were not being implemented properly.
He also drew the attention of the Union Minister on slow pace of lying of optical fibre cables across the State and requested him to expedite the work.
Highlighting the challenges in telecommunication network in Arunachal Pradesh, the Governor said: "Providing electronic and internet connectivity is the need of the hour. Local inhabitants and the Army personnel posted in the remote and interior areas find it difficult to keep in touch with their family members in case of emergencies." Mishra also requested the minister to station Deputy Director General (IT) rank officer in the State as it would aid in expeditious implementation and monitoring of OFC projects and other telecom services.
Sinha assured the Governor that by December 2018, Arunachal Pradesh would have workable connectivity and IT facilities. He would also review the ongoing projects and expedite those projects, which are under the process of implementation, the communiqué added.