Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu directed officials to complete the laying of optical fibre grid in the state by 2018. Naidu held a review with ministers and officials on optical fibre grid. Naidu stressed on the works to be started in October this year and completed by 2018.
According to State IT Advisor J Satyanarayana, “The project is going to cost Rs 4,660 crore. The Centre would provide Rs 3,840 crore and rest would be the state’s share.” Not only this, the state government also aims at providing free wi-fi across the state and free connectivity to 46,000 government offices and educational institutions and hospitals, among others, through the project. This would be beneficial for many.