India Government has approved installation of 2G and 4G mobile towers in uncovered parts of Meghalaya for Rs 3,911 crore.
Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), which is supported by all telecom operators in India, will fund the telecom investment project.
The project has provision of 2G and 4G mobile coverage in identified uncovered areas of Meghalaya and seamless mobile coverage along the National Highways in the northeastern state.
The Cabinet also approved the enhanced cost of Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan (CTDP) for the North Eastern Region (NER) for Rs 8,120.81 crore. The Cabinet had already approved Rs 5,336.8 crore on September 10, 2014 for the project.