The Department of Telecommunications has launched the GatiShakti Sanchar portal, which would streamline the application and approval procedure for right of way (RoW) across the country. According to Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, the platform would help achieve the goal of Ease of doing business for telecoms infrastructure projects, which is in line with the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister.
The prompt disposal of RoW apps by various service and infrastructure providers would allow for faster infrastructure building, which will aid in the timely deployment of 5G networks, he added. The minister praised the states’ and UTs’ contributions and collaboration with the central government in bringing the GatiShakti Sanchar portal online.
About GatiShakti Sanchar portal:
Applicants from various telecom service providers (TSPs) and infrastructure providers (IPs) would be able to apply to states and local governments for right of way licences to lay down optical fibre cable and erect mobile towers through a single platform. The platform even has a powerful dashboard that shows state and district-level pendency status for effective tracking of RoW applications across the country.
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