• Its cost has come to 1224 crores, in 2018 its foundation was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Modi said- surveying in deep sea, maintaining cable quality and laying cables through special vessels was not easy, removing all the obstacles and completed the work.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a submarine optical fiber cable connecting Chennai and Port Blair on Monday. Its length is 2,300 kilometers. Its cost has come to 1224 crores. Its foundation was laid by Modi in 2018. This will enable better internet connectivity between Indian islands.

This cable will also connect Swaraj Island, Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Commodore, Great Nicobar, Long Island and Rangat to Port Blair. This cable link will give a bandwidth of 2×200 GB per second (Gbps) between Chennai and the port blair. The bandwidth between Port Blair and the rest of the islands will be 2×100 Gbps.

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Got a chance to launch the scheme a year and a half ago

Taposthali of India’s independence, land of resolution, Andaman and Nicobar, and hello to all who live there. Today is also important for the entire country along with millions of people living in dozens of islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Saluting Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, there was an opportunity to launch the Submarine Optical Fiber Cable Scheme about one and a half years ago. Glad that it got a chance to launch today also.

Cabling at sea was not easy

I see it as an affectionate gift to the people of Andaman before Independence Day. Premature completion of about 2300 km of cabling within the sea is appreciated. Surveys in deep sea, maintaining cable quality and laying cables through special vessels were not easy. The bigger this project was, the bigger the challenges. This was also a reason that it could not be worked on for years, but glad that this work was completed by removing all the obstacles.

It has been
our dedication to develop every area of ​​the country that modern facilities should be reached to every people, region and life of every citizen should be made easy. There should be rapid development of border areas and maritime border areas associated with national security. This project, which connects Andaman and Nicobar to the rest of the country and the world, is a symbol of our commitment to the Ease of Living. Now people here will be able to get cheap and good facilities of mobile connectivity and fast internet.

Tourists and business will also be benefited,
Andaman has got a great benefit, tourists will also get a big benefit. Better connectivity is the first priority of any tourist destination. I am sure that tourists who go there would like to stay longer. If people stay longer then it will also have a huge impact on employment. The Indian Ocean has been the center of India’s trade and strategic prowess for thousands of years.

The project in Andaman-Nicobar is rapidly
expanding the high end project in the 12 islands of Andaman. To strengthen the road connectivity of North and Middle Andaman, two major bridges are being worked on rapidly. Capacity to handle 1200 passengers simultaneously at Port Blair Airport will be ready in a few months. Water infrastructure in Swaraj Island, Shaheed Island and Long Island will also be ready in a short time. Under the UDAN scheme, sea-plane service will start. This will improve connectivity between the islands. The 4 ships being built at Kochi Shipyard will also be delivered soon.


Due to many such efforts that will become a big port in Great Nicobar, the capacities and capacities of the country’s port network are expanding. Ports worth about 10 thousand crores are proposed in Great Nicobar. If it is ready, then India’s share in maritime trade will increase, youth will get new opportunities.