India to invest $300 million in building 25,000 more mobile network towers


The Indian government has approved setting up of 25,000 new towers in the next 500 days with an investment of ₹26,000 crore ($300 million), Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw said.

Vaishnaw made the announcement at the recent three-day “Digital India Conference of State IT Ministers”.

Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Minister of state for Communications Devusinh Chauhan and IT ministers from 12 states and UTs, namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Puducherry, participated in the event.

In his concluding remarks, Vaishnaw said connectivity is vital for Digital India and its reach to every corner of the country.

He announced that ₹26,000 crore ($300 million) has been approved to install 25,000 new towers in next 500 days, according to an official statement released by the Ministry of Electronics & IT on Tuesday.

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