The telecommunications network is being heavily utilized along the national highways to deliver improved services, according to Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways, and Civil Aviation VK Singh. In order to ensure that there is a continuous mobile phone network throughout the national highways, he emphasized the accomplishments of the telecoms department and their impact on all other ministries and departments. He added MoRTH is working with the department of telecommunications to achieve this.
In order to ensure that 4G services are available throughout the entire nation, the minister announced that a project was ongoing to erect mobile towers in unconnected communities and increase 4G coverage there. By efficiently preventing accidents and incidents, this will immediately improve our road network. “The rollout of the 5G network is moving forward quickly in India,” added Singh. Our road network would be considerably improved by the completion of about 1 lakh sites in 5 months, 2 lakh in 8 months, and 3 lakh in 10 months.
The tolling system will now also be satellite- and camera-based, according to the statement. For the Delhi-Meerut Express, a pilot project is being conducted to test barrierless tolling, a system based on satellite technology. The optical fiber network is another something we are working to improve, he continued. According to the minister, more than 43,868 crore was spent overall on the mobile tower projects. According to him, 631 districts now have access to 5G.