KTR urges Centre to hand over phase I of national optical fiber network to T-Fiber

CIOReviewIndia Team | Friday, 03 September 2021, 11:52 IST

KTR urges Centre to hand over phase I of national optical fiber network to T-FiberTelangana's Minister for MAUD, Industries and ITEC, KT Rama Rao has urged the Union Minister for Railways, Communication, Electronics and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw to hand over the phase I of national fiber optic network to the state's T-Fiber.

KTR called on the Union Minister in New Delhi on Thursday. He also appealed to Vaishnaw to allot Rs 1,200 crore for the project to provide broadband internet connection from gram panchayats to every household in villages. KTR requested for the release of payments as per initial MoU signed with DoT/USOF/BBNL (Department of Telecommunications, Universal Service Obligation fund, Bharat Broadband Network Limited) for implementation of Bharat Net Phase-II project by T-Fiber for connecting gram panchayats.

Further, Rama Rao put forward a request to consider Divitipally for developing an electronics manufacturing cluster under EMC-2.0 scheme. The proposed Divitipally EMC will develop energy storage solutions and 450 acres of land has been identified at Dundigal for focus on consumer electronics manufacturing units, he explained.

KTR also informed Vaishnaw that 15,000 companies including global giants like Amazon, Triton EV, Goldman Sachs have come to Telangana with proposals of USD 32 billion worth investments. They are ready to invest USD 12 billion in the electronics manufacturing sector that can provide 26,000 new jobs in Telangana, he told the Union Minister.

Rama Rao reminded the Union Minister that the Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) sanctioned to Telangana in 2010 was cancelled and the Chief Minister of Telangana K.Chandrashekar Rao had written several times to the Centre to restore it. "If not, kindly announce a similar scheme enabling Telangana to develop ITIR which could trigger tremendous growth in the IT sector in the state," KTR asked the Centre.

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