Row-Management was Pivotal for us in Timely Completion of Bharatnet Project in Gujarat

June 16, 2022by admin

RoW-management is integral in the deployment of optical infrastructure and can have direct consequences in the implementation-timelines. After being entrusted with the responsibility of a Project Implementing Agency (PIA) in phase 2 of the BharatNet project for Saurashtra-region in Gujarat, Polycab Telecom went on to complete the assignment with an efficient RoW approval process in the core. A comprehensive checklist of several local and departmental approvals, clearances and No Objection Certificates required at different stages of the project was made. We executed our responsibility by taking clearances from respective concerned authorities for 480 railway-crossings, 280 Narmada canal-crossings, 780 bridge-crossings and many more crossroads and intersections. All the clearances from 17 different agencies, like forest department, national highway authorities, gas agencies, municipal authorities for road clearances, drain clearances and others were taken, right at the beginning with proper documentation, after we finalized the design of the network. We were also helped immensely by the Gujarat government, which for the first time facilitated a PIA by making administrative reforms, in terms of RoW-waivers and permit-grants for using unmetered connections. While it continues to remain high-cost, difficult and time-consuming for any project-implementation world-over, swift Row-acquisition played a key role for us in completing the project timely.