Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the submarine optical fibre cable (OFC) connecting Tamil Nadu’s Chennai and Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday.
The submarine cable will even join Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep (Havelock), Little Andaman, Automobile Nicobar, Kamorta, Nice Nicobar, Lengthy Island, and Rangat of the Island.
Forward of the launch, PM Modi had tweeted to say it’s a really big day for the residents of the islands. He additionally stated that the OFC will present “high-speed broadband connectivity and a giant enhance for the native economic system”.
“Inauguration of the submarine Optical Fibre Cable in Andaman and Nicobar Islands ensures: Excessive-speed broadband connectivity, quick and dependable cellular and landline telecom companies, massive enhance to the native economic system, supply of e-governance, telemedicine and tele-education,” the Prime Minister added.
PM Modi had laid the inspiration stone for the challenge on December 30, 2018, in Port Blair.