LG launches (Jio True) 5G
Service activated for Jammu & Srinagar; by end of Dec 2023 every block & tehsil of J&K to be connected
Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today launched Jio True 5G Services for Jammu & Kashmir saying the services will play an active role in socio-economic development, enable integrated action for prosperity and bring transformational benefits to the people.
“The 5G technology for the common man will realize the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India and give a boost to growth opportunities in tourism, e-governance, agriculture, education, healthcare, information technology and small & micro enterprises,” said the Lt Governor.
He underscored the significance of adopting future technologies and their effective utilization for holistic development of J&K UT.
“The latest 5G technology and enhanced connectivity will bridge the rural urban divide, improve productivity, generate more employment and it will ensure growth of grassroot enterprises, self-help groups and knowledge connectivity for rural schools,” observed LG.
The 5G will also enable citizens and the Government to remain connected on real time basis and will assist and improve the implementation and efficacy of Government schemes and public service delivery, LG noted.
Highlighting the digital initiatives of the government, LG said the UT Government is providing around 440 services online for the convenience of the common man.
“We have also ensured the hassle free delivery of those services which are impacting the majority of our population. The e-office has made the working of the administration more transparent and accountable. On an average J&K is recording a higher number of digital transactions than many bigger states and UTs”, added LG.
He said that strong internet connectivity will also complement the government’s efforts to bring the reforms in the Agriculture & allied sectors through the implementation of 29 projects recommended by Apex Committee on Holistic Development for Agriculture & allied sectors.
“The kind of talent J&K possessed is one of the best in the country. Education, MSMEs, startups, and remote areas will benefit from this initiative”, said LG, asking Jio representatives to ensure uninterrupted connectivity during the G20 summit and Shri Amarnath ji Yatra. He further asked them to take dedicated measures to resolve the issues of call drop and interruption in connectivity.
Kapil Ahuja, CEO North, Reliance Jio extended gratitude to the UT Government for continuous support to realize the vision of Digital J&K.
We are excited to launch Jio True 5G in Jammu and Srinagar. By December 2023, Jio True 5G will cover every town of Jammu & Kashmir. This is testimony to Jio’s commitment towards the Government’s priorities, he said.
The 5G Services have been activated in twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
Jio has made the investment of Rs.6529 Cr in the UT to give a fillip to the vision of Digital J&K and has created 36,000 direct & indirect employments. More than Rs 1230 Cr investment is in progress and by end of December 2023 it will connect every block & tehsil of J&K, an official communique informed.