The proposal of installing 4072 mobile towers with 2G and 4G technology at locations identified by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in left wing extremism (LWE) affected areas was approved on 23.05.2018 with subsidy support of Rs 7330 crore (excluding taxes) from Universal Service Obligation (USO) Fund. The roll-out period was 18 months from the date of signing of the contract with implementing agencies. A tender was floated for revised 2217 tower locations identified by Ministry of Home Affairs at an estimated cost of Rs 3214.65 crore on 04.11.2019. The tender was re-floated on 11.03.2021 with a revised number of 2542 tower sites for “provisioning of 4G based mobile services at tower locations identified by Ministry of Home Affairs in Left Wing Extremism (LWE-II) affected areas”.  The agreement was signed with M/s Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) on 30.09.2021 and with M/s Bharti Airtel Limited (BAL) on 1.10.2021.

 

Status so far

The survey for 2304 sites (out of 2542 planned sites) has been completed. The target for completion of this project is March 2023.

As on July 2022, 74 sites have been covered by installing 70 mobile towers and associated infrastructure in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. Implementation work is in progress.

Agreement and other Material for Download

Tender Amendment Service Provider

RFP

CORRIGENDUM-1

Instructions for BoQ

Addendum

Addendum -II

Addendum -III
No. 30-164/2018-USOF-LWE-II Date:-01/10/2021
LWE-II Agreement
No. 30-164/2018-USOF-LWE-II Date:-28/09/2021
LWE-II Agreement
M/s Bharti Airtel Limited
M/s Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited