Spanco Telesystems and Solutions bagged a INR 70 crore contract for rolling out State Wide Area Network (SWAN) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) which will connect over 300 districts and talukas in the eastern coastal Indian state of Orissa.
The company will provide connectivity to government offices from the state headquarters at the Mantralaya down to 30 district collector offices and 284 Taluka and Tehsil offices in Orissa. The project is for a period of five years.
This project is a part of the National e-Governance Action Plan (NeGAP) which is the backbone e-Governance applications and various IT initiatives of the state.
The Swan project will enable reliable, integrated and robust telecommunications infrastructure which will provide high speed and high capacity delivery of voice, data and video transmissions.
The project will also provide various forms of payments and business-to-consumer (B-2-C) services from a single location. Moreover, the project will generate employment for over 200 people who will be sourced locally.
The SWAN project is proposed to bring in efficient governance by reducing communication costs and provide a major impetus to the state's developmental plans and programmes.
Speaking on the tie-up, Orissa IT Commissioner and Secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said, “Our government is deeply committed to building a robust IT infrastructure in the state, to introduce diverse e-Governance initiatives and empower the common people of Orissa.”