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Government of India
Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure
03-July-2012 20:29 IST
Enhancement of budget for laying of alternate communication network for Defence Services for release of spectrum approved

The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the enhancement of budget by Rs.5236 crore for laying of alternate communication network for defence services for release of spectrum over and above Rs.8098 crore already approved by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure.

The objective of this financial approval is to get the Defence Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) network implemented for which the cost estimate has escalated by Rs.5236 crore due to change in specifications and other requirements emanating from the user. This includes the network for Army, Navy and Tri-services backbone. This network will be implemented by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in 36 months.