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Tata arm bags Bharat Net’s ₹3,057 cr. project

To lay fibre optic cable in Chhattisgarh

Tata Projects announced that it has bagged a ₹3,057 crore optical fibre cable network project in Chhattisgarh from Bharat Net.

The project, which will benefit about 2.6 crore people of the state, involves the laying of optical fibre network that follows ring architecture with Internet Protocol-Multi Protocol Label Switching (IP-MPLS) technology.

Announcing that its Smart Cities Business Unit has been awarded the project, the firm said Bharat Net was conceived under the Digital India initiative of the Centre.

“We are confident that once the project is completed, it will help in strengthening the state’s economy and enable local people to lead their lives with much ease,” said Vinayak Deshpande, MD, Tata Projects.

Through this project, important services, including public distribution system (PDS), 102 (free ambulance service) and 108 (emergency service) would be effectively executed at gram panchayat level, the firm said.

Tata Projects said the project would bring improvement in the coordination between security agencies, help provide better health facilities, enhance the reach of banking services, help education initiatives through online portals and promote digital payments thus bringing rural population closer to the digital economy.

The government would be able to manage G2C (government to citizen) service and its ‘schemes/development programmes’ due to the increase in the reach of the general service centres.

Tata Projects would lay 48 core OFC network across the state covering 32,466 kms. After which high speed broadband between 1 to 10 Gbps would be provided free-of-cost through wi-fi spots at each gram panchayat. The project is expected to take 12 months for completion.

ChiPS (Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society) will be the primary body for the implementation of this Chhattisgarh BharatNet Phase II Project. The proposed optical fibre network is to leveraged to deliver scalable bandwidth to households, institutions and enterprises. Besides laying the underground OFC, the company would build IP-MPLS core network, radio network and set up State Network Operations Centre (S-NOC), including operations and maintenance and service provisioning on the created network for next 8 years, a statement said.

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