The Indian government notified the Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021, on October 21, 2021, to add provisions pertaining to minimal one-time compensation and standard process for establishing an overground telegraph line into the Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, 2016. The government has set a one-time compensation maximum of Rs 1,000 per kilometre for the construction of an overground telegraph line.
According to the guidelines, these changes will make it easier to get RoW-related permissions for the establishment and expansion of digital communications infrastructure throughout the nation.
The digital gap between rural-urban and rich-poor India will be overcome with a powerful pan-India digital infrastructure, according to the Communications Ministry.
Financial inclusion and e-Government would be reinforced, according to the Amendment Rules announcement. Citizens’ information and communication demands will be met, as will the simplicity of conducting business. The announcement went on to say that India’s aspiration of becoming a digitally empowered economy and society may come true.
The Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021, will provide clarity for installing overhead Optical Fibre Cable (OFC), which will go a long way toward constructing the infrastructure required for the implementation of 5G projects in India.
According to the Cellular Operators Association of India, the Amendment Rules, which are part of the Gati Shakti National Master Plan, demand that critical infrastructure be created at the lowest logistical costs possible.
In the telecommunications industry, the right of way (RoW) refers to the legal framework for erecting telecom towers, installing optical fibre cables (OFC), increasing company collaboration, and resolving disputes.
Source: Jagran Josh