The Department of Telecommunications has launched the GatiShakti Sanchar portal that will streamline the process of the right of way (RoW) applications and approvals across the country. The portal has been developed keeping in view the vision areas of the National Broadband Mission. The portal will enable applicants from various telecom service providers (TSPs) as well as infrastructure providers (IPs) to apply at a common single portal for the right of way permissions to lay down optical fiber cable and for erecting mobile towers in states and local bodies.
The timely disposal of RoW applications of various service and infrastructure providers shall enable speedy infrastructure creation which would enable the timely rollout of 5G network. For effective monitoring of RoW applications across the country, the portal even comes fitted with a potent dashboard showing State and District wise pendency status.
The portal has been developed by Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation on behalf of DoT. The portal will smoothen the RoW approval process, which will lead to the fast laying of more optical fiber cables and thus will accelerate fiberization.
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