Jio, BSNL to Set Up 1000 Network Towers in Andhra Pradesh’s Tribal Areas 

As many as 1,000 mobile network towers will be installed in the Maoist-affected areas of the newly formed Alluri Sitarama Raju (ASR) district in Andhra Pradesh in the next year.

Satish Kumar, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Saturday told ANI, “The mobile service providers are ready to establish 1,000 new mobile towers in tribal pocket hill areas. Jio is coming up with 700 towers. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is going to set up 300 towers in three phases in the next year.”

The district police and the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) are going to install the network towers in the remote region.

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ASR district has 22 mandals, most of which are located in tribal areas and only 20 to 25 percent of people have access to the mobile networks, police said.

Jio, BSNL to Set Up 1000 Network Towers in Andhra Pradesh's Tribal Areas
Jio, BSNL to Set Up 1000 Network Towers in Andhra Pradesh’s Tribal Areas

This news was revealed by Satish Kumar, the Superintendent of Police (SP) in the region on Saturday. He said, “The mobile service providers are ready to establish 1,000 new mobile towers in tribal pocket hill areas. Jio is coming up with 700 towers. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is going to set up 300 towers in three phases in the next year.”

There are 22 Mandals in the ASR district, most of which are in the tribal region, and just 20 to 25 percent of the residents have access to a mobile network. Due to fears that Maoists would torch these towers, mobile network operators have refrained from installing mobile towers in Maoist-affected areas. The places most impacted by the Maoists include GK Veedhi, Chintapalli, Pedabayalu, Munchingput, G Madugula, Hukumpeta, Dumbriguda, and Koyyuru.

Under the project, Bharti Airtel will set up 1,083 mobile towers at a cost of Rs. 847.95 crores,s and Reliance Jio will construct 3,696 towers in Jharkhand and Maharashtra. 2,836 crore, the source said. The project was allotted to the companies in May.

The scheme to provide 4G coverage to uncovered villages in five, aspirational districts of the state was approved by the Cabinet last year. Airtel and Jio have been given 18 months to roll out 4G services in identified villages,” the source said.

The project plans to provide 4G-based mobile services to 7,287 uncovered villages in 44 aspirational districts across five states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Odisha at an estimated cost of implementation of around Rs. 6,466 crores including operating expenses for five years.

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