WAN to connect 2,300 government departments

The Karnataka State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) an e-governance initiative connecting 2,300 government departments throughout the state was launched on Monday in what Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa described as a step that will ensure “effective delivery of citzen services.” The Rs 177 crore project is a public private partnership involving the Centre and the state under the National E-governance project; M/s United Telecoms Limited is the private partner who will establish, operate and maintain the system over the next five years.The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – is the Project Consultant and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is the bandwidth provider.

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