Mumbai, Mar 5 : Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited (HFCL) has received a work order worth Rs 527.44 crore from Jharkhand Communication Network Limited (JCNL), Ranchi.
The work order is for survey, planning, supply, installation, end to end integration, testing and commissioning of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) (Underground & Aerial), GPON network and Radio Network at 1684 Gram Panchayats of the Jharkhand.
The scope of work under the above work order also include Operation and Maintenance ("O&M") for a period of four years, including one year warranty period and facilitating services provisioning of the created network in the State of Jharkhand under BharatNet Phase-II programme of Government of India.
The JCNL will issue a separate work order worth Rs 92.52 crores for additional four years of O&M before expiry of this Work order.
The aforesaid Project is 100 percent funded by the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India under state led model.
BharatNet Programme forms one of the key pillars of Digital India Program. It is a project of national importance, envisage to connect & provide broadband connectivity at around 2,50,500 Gram Panchayats in the country. (UNI)