The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu has revealed that the state government is soon going to establish a fibre grid (broadband) in order to connect every household by coming March. Mr. Naidu revealed the proposal of connecting homes in his keynote address during the second day session called ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh: Turning Aspirations into Reality- Vision 2029’ in CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Partnership Summit 2016. He said that the existing electric poles all around the state are already being used for providing connection to the network to reduce the heavy cost.
The chief minister also revealed that previously the estimated budget was a gigantic Rs. 5000 crore when the proposal of ensuring every household in the state has internet and telephone services with minimum charges of Rs 100 to Rs. 150 per month came out. But the CM with his vision brought it down to a comparatively relaxing amount of Rs. 320 crore by opting instead for the existing electric poles for surfacing network of the fibre grid.
Mr. Naidu also said that the state in order to ensure transparency, the state has launched State Enterprise Architecture e-Pragati-a flagship initiative to store all government transactions online.