PM Narendra Modi inaugurates submarine OFC connectivity to Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Updated: August 10, 2020 21:17 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) connecting Chennai and Port Blair, via video conferencing. This is the first ever undersea optical fibre project for Andaman and Nicobar Islands which will provide high speed broadband connections in the Union Territory at par with services in the mainland. On December 30, 2018, the PM had laid the foundation for the 2,312-Kilometers long submarine optical fibre cable project connecting Chennai - Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI). "From Chennai to Port Blair, Port Blair to Little Andaman and Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep, this service has started in large part of Andaman Nicobar from today," Modi said after inaugurating the project. The project has been implemented at a cost of Rs 1,224 crore.