The Department of Telecom has invited bids to install 214 mobile towers in Andaman and Nicobar islands in uncovered villages and on national highways for providing 2G and 4G services.
"Online tenders are hereby invited from eligible bidders for the USOF Supported Scheme for provision of mobile services in identified uncovered villages and seamless mobile coverage along national highways in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (ANI)," the tender said.
The tender document mentioned 172 mobile towers will be installed in uncovered villages and 42 towers along national highways in ANI.
The subsidy for mobile towers will be provided in phases.
"The first part, 50 per cent would be payable upfront on commissioning of tower and provision of mobile services from an infrastructure site and second part of the remaining subsidy shall be payable in 20 equated quarterly instalments," the document said.
Last date for submission of tender is July 24, 2018.