The Chennai-Andaman and Nicobar Islands (CANI) submarine cable system project has got clearance of the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL).

The project got its final clearance in the recent meeting held by NBWL’s standing committee.

The clearance of NBWL is mandatory for the projects, which in any way, pass through or involve protected areas.

The total route length of the CANI project is estimated to be approximately 2,200km. It will connect eight islands of Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) with the Indian mainland at Chennai through submarine optic fibre cable systems to provide A&N islands with sufficient bandwidth for supporting voice and data connectivity.