BBNL invites global bids for Rs 19,041 cr BharatNet broadband project

New Delhi, Bharat Broadband Network Limited has invited global tender for the Development of BharatNet through Public Private Partnership model in 9 separate packages across 16 states.

Under this project, the government will provide a maximum Grant of 19 thousand 41 Crore rupees as Viability Gap Funding.
The Project will cover an estimated three lakh 61 thousand Villages across Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

Ministry of Communications said, the scope of BharatNet has now been enhanced to connect all the Inhabited Villages of the country to around six lakh 43 thousand.