Over Rs.5,000 crore more approved for defence network

July 3rd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The government Tuesday approved an additional Rs.5,236 crore for the Defence Optical Fibre Cable network, which will provide a communications backbone for the armed forces.

According to an official release here, the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure approved the enhancement of budget of the project by Rs.5,236 crore for laying of alternate communication network for defence services over and above Rs.8,098 crore already approved by the CCI.

The cost estimate of the project escalated by due to change in specifications and other requirements emanating from the user.

The network will be implemented by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in 36 months.

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