Jair Village of Ri Bhoi Dist. gets Reliance Jio’s 4G BTS Site


Department of Telecommunications (DoT), North East Licence Service Area (LSA), Shillong on Monday inaugurated a 4G BTS site of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) having 40 meter Ground Based Tower (GBT) at Jair Village  in  Ri Bhoi District.

This is done as part of the  celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Jair Village is remotely located at a distance of about 70 kms from Shillong with a travelling time of more than 3 hours.

As per available records with DoT, 6459 villages are there in Meghalaya, out of which 4818 villages were covered with mobile signal, and now with the inauguration of this BTS of RJio in Jair village, this tally of covered villages would increase to 4819.

In addition to voice communication, this BTS will also provide high-speed wireless internet connectivity in the area surrounding Jair village. It will help in better delivery of citizen-centric initiatives through e-governance, e-health, online education, promotion of tourism, e-commerce etc to improve the quality of life of the villagers.

The Programme was attended by Ajay Kumar Sahu, Sr. Deputy Director General; Shri Ashok Kumar Jain, Deputy Director General (Compliance);  Dilip Kumar, Deputy Director General (Rural); Salim Subas Bara, Director (Compliance); Yogendra Singh Sisodia, Director (Administration) and Dilip Singh Aswar, Director (Rural) were present from DoT North-East along with Shri Vikas Pareek, Ranjeet Kumar and Jibesh Biswas from RJIL.