Center to install nearly 4,000 telecom towers in Odisha to provide internet connectivity to villages: Vaishnaw


Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Sunday that around 4,000 mobile towers will be installed across Odisha to ensure villages have access to internet connectivity.

“Up to 6,000 villages in the state remain off the mobile network due to lack of towers… Therefore, to provide net connectivity to all villages in the state, it was decided to install 3 933 mobile towers,” the Union Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology said.

He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set himself the goal of developing 4G and 5G technology locally. “5G technology… will be introduced in the mobile phone and radio network market very soon,” he told a press conference at the BJP state headquarters here.

Regarding Odisha’s allocation in the railway sector, Vaishnaw, also a Rajya Sabha state MP, said, “Odisha has received more funds under the BJP government in the Center than under the UPA regime. While the UPA government allocated an average of Rs 800 crore per year until 2014, the state was allocated Rs 4,126 crore in 2014 after the BJP came to power.” Vaishnaw said an allocation of Rs 9,734 crore has been made for Odisha for the financial year 2022-23, and plans are underway to upgrade 12 stations in the state.

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