Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi while laying the foundation stone of various projects at Mana in Uttarakhand said that there are two main pillars of a developed India of the 21st century. Firstly, pride in our heritage or heritage and secondly, all possible efforts for development and Uttarakhand are strengthening these two pillars. Carrying forward the vision of the Prime Minister and strengthening the pillar of growth, Union Minister for Communications, Railways and Electronics & IT Shri Ashwini Vaishnav and Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami today launched the number 5G site 200,000 at Gangotri and dedicate fiber connectivity to the nation at Chardham in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Several senior officials from the central and state governments also attended the occasion in person and virtually. The Prime Minister launched 5G services on October 1, 2022, and in just 8 months since its launch, 200,000 sites covering 700 districts have been installed. The 5G network has now been rolled out in all 28 states and 8 union territories. This is one of the fastest 5G rollouts around the world. 5G mobile coverage is now secured in Chardham (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri). Most of the towers on the Chardham Yatra route have also been connected to it. Fiber connectivity providing the necessary support for ultra-high bandwidth will ensure ultra-high bandwidth internet to provide seamless service to pilgrims visiting these pilgrimage sites, thus improving ease of life for the general public, which is a citizen-focused initiative of the Government and is an important part of .
India is witnessing the ‘telecom revolution’
The quality of ‘Voice and Video Calls’ in and around the temple premises and on the yatra route will be very good from now on despite the large number of pilgrims. Apart from this, mobile services have also been made available on the entire trekking route (6 km) from Ghangaria to Hemkund Sahib. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Shri Ashwini Vaishnav said that India is witnessing a ‘Telecom Revolution’ under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The rollout of 5G in India has been one of the fastest in the world with a site installed every minute. He said it is a source of great pride that the 200,000th 5G site has been commissioned in Gangotri, Chardham. He also said that, in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to lead the development of 6G technology, India has more than 100 patents in 6G technology, which demonstrates the outstanding skills of the country’s talented engineers and innovators. He also said that developed countries like the US are showing great interest in India’s 4G/5G technology stack. He thanked the Government of Uttarakhand for providing the necessary support and quick approvals, which helped to establish telecommunication services in Uttarakhand at a very fast pace. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami thanked the service providers for providing the necessary support to start telecommunication services in remote areas of the state. This excellent connectivity in Chardham will go a long way in helping pilgrims stay connected to their loved ones and the world. Even remote villages are being covered by ‘Sanchar Kranti’. He mentioned that the Prime Minister has said that the third decade of the 21st century will be the decade of Uttarakhand in the strict sense.
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He said that India is a leader in the field of technology. He explained that the high-speed network in the mountains would also be able to manage and monitor disasters in real time. He also mentioned that 40 percent of all digital transactions in the world take place in India. He also said that India is setting global standards in 5G and India has become a leading manufacturer of mobile devices. His speech focused on key topics such as devices, digital connectivity, data rates and digital firsts. He concluded his speech by saying that the central and state governments are working in close coordination to provide last-mile connectivity to achieve the ‘Antyodaya’ goal. The Government of India is working tirelessly to bring world-class connectivity to every remote village in the country and to every individual. The Ministry of Communications has launched several programs and new technologies to extend access to high-speed, robust and cost-effective communication services even to the most remote corners of the State. 92.5% of the rural population is covered by 4G mobile signal (Rs 1.4 crore mobile subscribers and 3.2 lakh fixed line subscribers in Uttarakhand state as of 30 April 2023). These are covered by 9,000 towers, comprising 33,000 BTS, with countless towers in Uttarakhand being upgraded to 5G capability.