500 post offices to be upgraded

August 3rd, 2008 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Aug 2 (IANS) Five hundred post offices across the country will be upgraded under a special project to be launched later this month, Minister of State for IT and Communication Jyotiraditya Scindia said here Saturday. Addressing mediapersons here, Scindia spoke about the proposed facelift of postal network under project Arrow, which would be inaugurated Aug 16-17.

He said a proposal was chalked out for modernization of the postal department.

Scindia said that the human resource development ministry had accepted the demand of granting priority to children of rural postmen in admission to central schools.

He also spoke about plans to install additional towers, catering to both the CDMA and GSM systems, in Madhya Pradesh to improve the mobile telephony network and added that broadband services would soon be made available in each district of the state.

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