Dot Launches “Gatishakti Sanchar” Portal for Centralised Right of Way (Row) Approvals

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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.

Important Points for the exam:

  • 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 will enable applicants from various telecom service providers (TSPs) as well as infrastructure providers (IPs) to apply at a common single portal for RoW permissions to lay down optical fiber cable and mobile towers.
  • The portal has been developed keeping in view the vision areas of the National Broadband Mission. 
  • The portal has been developed by Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation on behalf of DoT. 

Facts to Know:

  • The Department of Telecommunications is a department of the Ministry of Communications. 
  • National Broadband Mission (NBM) was set up by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) to facilitate universal and equitable access to broadband services across the country, especially in rural and remote areas.
  • Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways: Ashwini Vaishnav
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