MTNL gets Rs 4.5 bn for communication facilities of CWG

NEW DELHI: A budget of Rs 4.5 billion has been earmarked to the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited for providing communication facilities during the Commonwealth Games 2010 includng the broadcast network for high definition broadcast.
Parliament was informed by Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot that MTNL and Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL) are executing the work.

MTNL is setting up wide area Telecom Networks for Commonwealth Games connecting various venues with three networks: Games Data Network (GDN) for Games Applications, Voice & Multimedia; Security Data Network (SDN) for CCTV/Video Surveillance; and Broadcast Network (BN) for High Definition Broadcast. 
MTNL is getting funds for use of this network during the CWG from different sources: Rs. 1.82 billion from the Sports Ministry in a wet lease basis; Rs. 300 million from the Home Ministry for uses of security data network; and Rs. 730 million from the Organising Committee for using data and various other services.

Among other things, TCIL has been asked to get cable access TV services at a project estimate value of Rs 13.8 million; and supply, installation & commissioning of audio visual equipment at a value of Rs 51.9 million.

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