At least four cities in Odisha will receive the 5G telephony services by March 2023, and a 80 percent area of the state will have access to the upgraded network by the end of next year, according to Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.
On the sidelines of a study, around 200 big cities in the country will be covered in the first phase of the introduction of 5G services, and it will then be expanded to towns and rural areas.
"In the first phase, four-five Odisha municipalities will receive 5G services by March 2023, and by the end of next year, around 80% area of the state will be covered," says Vaishnaw, the union minister for railways, communications, electronic and information technology.
The first stage of the introduction of the fifth-generation services will take place until March 2023, according to the president.
On October 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the 5G solutions that promised to provide high-speed internet on mobile phones.
In the first phase, at least 13 large towns, such as Ahmadabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, Pune, Delhi, and Mumbai, were thought to be covered by the 5G services.
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Vaishnaw has examined several of the country''s main railway projects.
Despite the fact that railway tracks of over 100 km pass through forest areas, the work for the Khurda-Bolangir rail line has made "impressive progress."
The railway station in Bhubaneswar will soon be transformed into a world-class facility, according to Vaishnaw.