India 19 November 2016: ASSOCHAM welcomes the recently released Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, 2016 by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.
It has come at a very appropriate time. The Telecom infrastructure has been the backbone for the Digital India. With these Rules, setting up of the Infrastructure will get a major policy boost for enabling companies for setting up towers and fibre network within a time-frame.
Commenting on RoW Rules, Mr P Balaji, Chairman, National Council on Telecommunication and Convergence said
"We thank the Government of India and the Telecom Ministry for coming out with bold reforms yet again. Along with key policy changes on spectrum harmonisation, spectrum trading and sharing, paperless eKYC, the now released Right of Way Rules is another major step in simplifying processes and offering stable regime for future fit investments. This step will help the telecom sector to lay fibre and install towers in all parts of the country with ease, thereby quickly rolling out mobile broadband for all and fulfilling PM Shri Narendra Modi’s dream of Digital India.”
Industry saw a promising response from the Ministry and respective Departments on the way forward at the earlier organized roundtable by ASSOCHAM on Accelerating Growth and Ease of Doing Business in the Telecom Sector.
ASSOCHAM lauds the efforts of the Department under the able leadership of Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister for Communications and Shri J. S. Deepak, IAS Secretary Telecom for another major step in Ease of Doing Business in the Telecommunications Sector which is one of the sunrise sectors of the Country.