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Ladakh admin reviews BSNL 4G saturation project implementation

Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra (Retired), held a meeting today to review the implementation of the 4G saturation project of BSNL in Ladakh.

Director (Mobile) BSNL Board, New Delhi, Sandeep Govil gave a presentation on the progress of saturation of BSNL 4G towers in Ladakh. He informed that the project would be completed by the end of September in 2024. He also informed that 241 4G towers would be installed by the BSNL in various villages of Ladakh.

The LG instructed ADGP Ladakh to direct police personnel to escort the trucks from Zojila to different tower locations to ensure that the materials reach designated locations without any obstacle. He directed BSNL officials to priorities Army and ITBP locations first. He emphasized that the timeline for completing the projects should not be missed.

Advisor to LG, Dr Pawan Kotwal, informed the LG that the land for the installation of 4G towers has already been allocated and power supply for the towers has been provided by the Power Development Department. He informed that 82 locations have been allocated in wildlife areas.

Executive Councillor, LAHDC Leh, Tashi Namgyal Yakzee, informed that the foundation work of the tower at 2 locations in Durbuk sub-division has been completed. He requested to complete the erection of the tower at the earliest.

Chief Engineer, PDD, Ladakh, Tundup Spalzang apprised the LG of the allocation of electrical works of 163 locations in Leh district. He informed that electrical works on 53 locations has been completed and 50 locations are ongoing.

General Manager, BSNL, Leh, Hariom Solanki informed the LG about the application for RoW (Rights of Way) permission for OFC (optical fibre cable) lining for various locations in different RCC of Border Roads Organization (BRO).

Col Tega Singh, Deputy Chief Signal Officer HQ 14 Corps, informed that 35 locations have been identified for the 4G saturation in Army areas and 32 in ITBP areas, with 13 areas common among them. He said that survey has been conducted on 25 locations.

Commissioner/Secretary to LG Laltinkhuma Franklin, Secretary IT Shri Amit Sharma, Secretary PDD Vikram Singh Malik, Secretary PWD Micheal D Souza, DC Leh Santosh Sukhadeve, DC Kargil Shrikanth Suse, Lt Col VS Randhawa (Joint Director, BRO, HIMANK), Deputy Chief Signal Officer HQ 14 Corps Col Tega Singh and Principal General Manager J&K and Ladakh Vivek Khajuria were present in the meeting. Daily Excelsior

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