The government of Assam has approved guidelines for granting ‘right of way’ (RoW) to telecommunication infrastructure in the state to facilitate speedy rollout of 5G. The highlights of the guidelines include single window clearance for 5G RoW applications, integration of Assam RoW applications with central ‘Gatishakti Sanchar’ portal for 5G purposes, provision for use of street infrastructure for deployment of small cells and overground cables.

Meanwhile, the other guidelines include provision for deployment of poles for installation of small cells or overground telecommunication cables along with structure of fees for various components of RoW and revenue sharing pattern amongst the stakeholders. The cabinet meeting gave its go head for the release of Rs 3.61 billion to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) as the second instalment for the year 2022-23 for its overall development.