Port Blair, Aug 6: Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is happy to announce that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Chennai - Andaman and Nicobar Islands Submarine Cable System (CANI - SMCP) on 10th of August 2020. The foundation stone of the project was also laid by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi on 30th of December 2018 during his visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is important to mention that the Submarine Cable is a long pending demand of the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Bharatiya Janata Party worked hard to make this possible.

The Chennai - Andaman and Nicobar Islands Submarine Cable System will not only boost the telecom services in Andaman & Nicobar Islands but also create thousands of new jobs in various sectors. It will further open up the IT sector in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and promote technological entrepreneurship in the Islands. Citizens will be able to avail Govt. Services without visiting any Govt. Offices through G2C services offered by various wings of the Govt. of India and Andaman and Nicobar Administration.  

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, internet has emerged as a very important tool for facilitating work from home and online education. The CANI SMC will ensure the reach of education till the last mile in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Bairagi has thanked the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on behalf of the Citizens of Andaman and Nicobar Islands for this generous gift of the Submarine Cable System, which will improve all aspects of our lives.