Cabinet approves revised implementation strategy for BharatNet project; extends deadline to March 2019

The Union cabinet has approved a revised implementation strategy for the BharatNet project, and has extended the project’s deadline from December 2018 to March 2019. Further, the cabinet has also approved a total budget of Rs 420.68 billion for the project. Meanwhile, the government has announced that tenders for rolling out infrastructure under Phase II of the BharatNet project are likely to be floated by September/October 2017.