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Khandu appeals to telecom players to expand their footprint
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 ITANAGAR, Oct 11 - With the sole intent of ensuring quality and reliable mobile and Internet connectivity across the State, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today invited all major private telecom players like Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to upscale their presence in the State.His request comes in the wake of State Government giving impetus of achieving 100 per cent reliable mobile connectivity in the State.

In his separate letters to the CMDs of the telecom giants like Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Jio, Sunil Sood of Vodafone, Sunil Bharti Mittal of Airtel and Himanshu Kapania of Idea, Khandu wrote: “You must be aware that Government of Arunachal Pradesh is giving impetus for achieving 100 per cent reliable mobile connectivity in the State.”

The Chief Minister further added that the State has witnessed a huge boom in the tourism sector. “Lack of reliable mobile/Internet connectivity is playing a major hindrance in promoting tourism and bringing overall development of the State,” he said.

“For this purpose, a special cell has been formed in CM’s Office under chairmanship of Special Secretary (CMO) which will monitor all the major telecom projects in the State and will provide support to all the telecom operators,” Khandu informed.

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