Due to rough weather conditions, landslides and difficult terrains, the state has been facing limited telecom network reach.
January 20, 2021
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited has signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) for the utilization of 500 km of OPGW telecom network — to improve and boost telecom connectivity in hilly areas.
This is in addition to the existing 350 km of OPGW laid on HPSEBL extra-high voltage lines already being used in the state to boost its connectivity.
As reported in a leading daily, the total 850 Km long telecom network will enable Power Grid Telecom to reach remote areas of Kangra, Una, Mandi, Kullu, Bilaspur, Sirmour, Palampur, Sundernagar, Banikhet, Amb, Paonta Sahib, Nahan etc.