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Telcos told to ensure mobile connectivity in Tawang villages by Dec

The special secretary, department of Information Technology and Communications, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Parul Gaur Mittal who is on a two day official visit to Tawang, held a review meeting with the Deputy Commissioner,Tawang, administrative officers and telecom service providers this afternoon.

Speaking to the telecom service providers, she said that service providers should take the administration into confidence before going for survey and planning and installation of towers at various locations and villages. Pointing at the delay in connecting villages through telecommunication networks, she suggested that the TSPs should have proper meeting with the district administration to speed up the works. She asked the power department to conduct a survey and submit a report immediately on the need for electricity connections in areas where telecom towers are to be erected. “Taking advantage of the season the service providers should start civil works immediately to achieve the timeline of December this year set by the Government of India to connect all the villages specially in border areas,” she added.

The district administration and secretariat at Itanagar is always there to extend cooperation to TSPs, she added.

Deputy Commissioner, Tawang Kesang Ngurup Damo informed that there are certain locations in the district which are totally blank from coverage by any network. He suggested that the telecommunication tower proposed at Serkyemmang near Bleteng to be shifted to Thongleng village to cover the shadow area villages nearby.

He further suggested that Jang should be connected with jio network at the earliest.

In the presentations made by TSPs it was informed that Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has 18 sites, in the district and works are in progress.

Jio telecom service fibre has been laid up to Jaswant Garh, and it will be operational by end of this month informed the representative of Jio networks.

The Airtel representative gave brief information on the project progress and challenges being faced by it in implementing the projects. Eastern Sentinel

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