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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
11-May-2012 16:45 IST
Upgradation of Telecom System on Railways

Railways’ need for their own captive telecom system is inescapable for meeting operational, safety and administrative communication requirements. In recent past, Railways have already upgraded most of their communication network by providing Optic Fibre Communication.

Upgradation of telecom infrastructure is a continuous process. As of March 2012, Railways have laid optic fibre cables on 40,558 route kilometers. Railways have also provided Mobile Train Radio Communication on 1705 route kilometers and set up their own satellite hub for extending communication to remote and inaccessible areas.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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