FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, July 8: The Aruchal Pradesh government is contemplating to spread internet connectivity and wireless telecom services across the state. “The state government has aimed for spreading the wireless telecom services, particularly in the remote areas till the last mile connectivity,” Chief Minister Kalikho Pul disclosed during a meeting with BSNL officials here yesterday, an official release informed here today.
Pul discussed with the officials the initiatives to provide support for building the needed infrastructure and to facilitate speeding up the installation of the needed equipment and machineries. The chief minister emphasized on new GSM mobile connectivity for remote border places such as Anelih, Mipi, Vijaygar, Pumao, Payum, Tali, Pipsorang, Parsi Parlo, Lada, Thambang, Thingbu and Balemu.
He stressed that wherever GSM services could not be availed due to connectivity barriers, other means of telecom services such as WLL and Digital Satellite Phone Termil (DSPT) should be provided.
“The last mile connectivity will be of great help to people living in remote border areas, especially during the tural calamities where information on time can save many precious lives,” Pul pointed out.
He emphasized that wireless telecom connectivity in the border areas would also be helpful in reporting border intrusions by the enemy forces, attaching great importance in terms of country’s security.
Pul further stressed on providing full telecom services for all administrative posts be it mobile connectivity or high speed internet services, which would eble businesses to grow faster, students to learn more, and government officials to access state-of-the-art services for fast and effective administration.
Also in terms of economy, faster internet and telecom services would be of great boon to people from poor rural agrarian background with better information on market prices, weather forecasts, and latest information, the chief minister observed.
Further to catalyze the build out of high-speed wireless services, the Pul revealed on the plans to create an “Information and Telecom Highway” along the major highways in the state.
He informed that necessary directives will be issued to the state authorities for providing telecom cable duct along the state and tiol highways to lay high speed optical fibre network.
Also to cut multiple expenditures in digging along the roadside to lay the cables, the chief minister decided to have forehand the provision for inclusion of telecom cable duct in the DPR of all the proposed highways in the state.
Further to provide stable and alterte telecom connectivity, he discussed on the plans to use the power lines of the 132 KV transmission lines for laying of optical fibre. He informed that necessary directives would be issued on that matter and assured that the state government will provide all administrative and fincial support to BSNL’s initiative for initiating fast momentum of telecom services in the state. The chief minister also promised to waive off high electricity bills for the BSNL, and assured to provide new electricity connections at reasoble rates for the telecom services to be expedited, the release added.