Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited


Government of Gujarat has setup an SPV namely “Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited (GFGNL)” to implement Phase-II of BharatNet Project in Gujarat under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat. GFGNL was set up on 30th September, 2016 under Companies Act, 2013.

This SPV has been created to synergize with the efforts of Government of India under the National Optical Fiber Network and Digital India initiative and make focused efforts to actualize a state-to-village fiber grid and to facilitate building common Government owned infrastructure to provide internet facilities to residents of State of Gujarat

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among the four parties namely, USOF, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, BBNL, The Government of Gujarat and the SIA-Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited, has been signed on 27-12-2017. MoUExternal website that opens in a new window

Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited is implementing BharatNet Phase-II project for 7692 Gram Panchayat (including 170 District Centres and Taluka Centres) of the state of Gujarat. The Gram Panchayats (GPs) to be connected under BharatNet Phase-II has been divided into two packages (Package-A and Package-B), each containing a group of GPs for convenience of implementation. GFGNL has selected Project Implementing Agency (PIA) for implementing the entire project on Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis and Third Party Auditor (TPA) for validating the entire execution done by PIA.

No. of locations to be covered in Project:click hereAdditional Scope in Project:click hereExternal website that opens in a new window

Agencies selected for Project Implementation and auditing:
1. ITI limited as PIA for Package A-Rest of Gujarat
2. GTPL Hathway Limited as PIA for Package B-Saurashtra
3. TCIL as TPA for both the packages.

Every Gram Panchayat will have 12 dedicated Optical Fibers which will be used for delivering Government and non-Government Data Services to the villages. The infrastructure will create backbone of the National Optical Fibre Network and will allow cellular operators, content distributors, internet service providers, and the Government agencies to deliver their services to the villagers at their doorstep. Every Gram Panchayat will be connected with 100 Mbps bandwidth, which is scalable up to 1 Gbps.

Status as on 01-10-2023:

Sr No Total Trenching and Ducting Completed (in km) Total OFC Laying Completed (in km) GP’s Lit
1 31098 35264 7984
List of Lit GP’s: click hereExternal website that opens in a new window

Contact Details

Name:Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Limited
Address:Block No. 6, 5th Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Sector 11, Gandhinagar, 382010

Head of the Organisation

dhananjay-dwivediMs. Mona K. Khandhar, IAS
(Principal Secretary)
Block No. 6, 5th Floor,
Udyog Bhavan, Sector 11, Gandhinagar, 382010
Phone:- 079-23259999

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