26 Nov

(Reopens CAL1)

first_imgAfter the formal opening of international gateway of Internet, Tripura became the third state having such a gateway after Mumbai and Chennai.Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had laid the foundation of the project in Agartala on July 13, 2015 that aims at strengthening telecom services in NE states.Under the project, an international gateway for broadband connectivity has been set up at Agartala in which connectivity will be provided through Bangladesh under a pact between BSNL and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited.The cost of the project is Rs 19.1 crore and annual operational expenditure is around Rs 7.2 crore. The bandwidth of 10 GB can be extended up to 40 GB, officials said.Pricing of one unit of power was fixed at Rs 5.5 in a meeting between Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey and Bangladesh Minister of State for Power Nasirul Hamid on January 9 in Dhaka.Power Grid Corporation erected 47 km long 400 kv double circuit transmission lines from Suryamaninagar powergrid near here to Comilla in Bangladesh.The 726 MW gas-based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district is run by ONGC Tripura Power Company. PTI JOY NN ISH PSlast_img

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