The latest intervention is a part of the government's Telecommunication Infrastructure Policy 2020.
The Chief Minister of Goa announced a new proposal to enhance mobile connectivity in the state on Saturday. As per reports, Goa is all set to witness the installation of about 62 new mobile towers in the near future. The latest step which comes as a part of the government's telecommunication policy will not only improve network accessibility in the state but also amplify the existing infrastructure.
138 more towers to be installed in the second phase
While the current intervention under the Goa Telecom Infrastructure Policy 2020 plans to set up towers at 62 locations, the second phase of implementation would see the establishment of as many as 138 more towers. This initiative would increase connectivity benefitting different sections of the society including students, professionals in the field of Information technology and budding IT startups.
Government's latest Telecommunication Infrastructure Policy
The Goa Telecom Infrastructure Policy 2020 was introduced in August last year with an objective to propel the construction of an innovative telecommunication network. The vision of the policy is to develop an infrastructure that would be conducive to providing stable and good quality internet facilities across the state, significantly in far-flung regions and hilly terrains.
Revamping the clearance system for the installation of mobile towers, Goa government adopted a single-window method through the policy. Under this scheme, all the grant permissions shall be provided by the Public Works Department and the local governing body will be involved in the process just for the one-time license. The policy was brought in to ease the process given the high number of pending applications for setting up mobile towers.