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DSCL enters contract with Indus Towers for smart poles, 100 km underground fiber network

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DSCL enters contract with Indus Towers for smart poles, 100 km underground fiber network

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

To boost telecom infrastructure and improve quality of lives, Dehradun Smart Cities Limited (DSCL) and telecom tower company Indus Towers have partnered on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to install 70 ground-based mast telecom sites, 60 Smart Poles and deployment of 100 kilometres of underground fiber network.

This contract, part of various initiatives introduced by DSCL is aimed at building and strengthening digital network across Dehradun and contributing towards smarter infrastructure services. The project entails installation of 60 smart poles equipped with WiFi access points, smart lighting solution (warm LED lights consuming lesser energy) and CCTV cameras for video surveillance in Dehradun.

Commenting on this collaboration Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ said, “Robust connectivity is one of the critical aspects of Smart City initiative.  Deployment of these smart poles will ensure seamless digital connectivity, surveillance and environment monitoring on a real-time basis thus also enabling smooth Integration between different departments.” Additional CEO of DSCL, Ashish Bhatgai said, “Dehradun Smart City’s vision is very clear - the betterment of citizens in terms of safety, connectivity and healthcare. This contract in the PPP mode is for smart pole and fiber deployment throughout the city to provide seamless digital connectivity.”

Indus Towers CEO Bimal Dayal said, “We at Indus Towers are delighted to partner with DSCL and together we aim to provide a robust next generation telecom infrastructure in Dehradun. Indus Towers’ selection to implement the third such project in India is a testament of its capability and experience to execute Infrastructure projects on PPP mode.’’  

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