Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 10
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the moment inaugurated an undersea optical fibre venture for Andaman and Nicobar Islands that guarantees to offer high-speed broadband connectivity at par with the service within the mainland.
PM Modi, who laid the inspiration stone for this venture on December 30, 2018, inaugurated the two,300-km submarine cable via video convention which he stated would now allow countless alternatives within the islands. The service started at the moment on a serious chunk of islands from Chennai to Port Blair and from there to Little Andmans and Swaraj Island, an official launch stated.
Admiring the execution of the venture that included surveying within the deep sea, sustaining the standard of the cable and laying of the cable with specialised vessels as not a simple activity, he stated the venture additionally needed to overcome challenges resembling excessive waves, storms and monsoons and the robust instances owing to Corona pandemic.
Besides connecting the folks inhabiting the islands who can now reap all the advantages of Digital India, he stated, the service would enhance on-line schooling, telemedicine, banking system, on-line buying and selling and increase tourism.
Noting that the Indian Ocean stays the centre of India’s commerce and strategic prowess, he stated Andaman and Nicobar Islands can be essential for the nation’s Economic-Strategic Cooperation. The space additionally performs an essential position within the commerce technique for Indo-Pacific and growing stronger ties with nations in East Asia.
Hi-tech connectivity for islands
- 2,300-km submarine optical fibre cable will hyperlink Chennai with Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Rs 1,224 cr spent on the venture, which can present high-speed broadband connectivity
- 400 GB per second Internet velocity for Port Blair; 200 GB per second for different areas
- 572 islands comprise the Andaman and Nicobar chain of which 36 are inhabited