DoT to fast-track mobile projects in Northeast, J&K, Andaman

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has chalked out plans to speed up USO funded mobile connectivity projects by resolving the unsettled issues relating to the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the border areas on a priority basis, according to an internal action plan report of the DoT .

The key project to watch out for would be mobile connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam, which is pending for the last five years after approval. The DoT’s immediate action plan also includes finalisation of a list of uncovered villages in 115 Aspirational Districts and the preparation of the DCC note. The DoT will also prepare the tender document and issue an NIT (notice inviting tender) for provisioning mobile services in the uncovered areas of Ladakh and Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, the border areas and other priority areas, it said.