Thursday, March 02, 2006

India AIR FM transmitter expansion continues

February 27

New Delhi, India: In a written reply in Parliament (Rajya Sabha), the Minister of Information & Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, P R Dasmunsi stated as many as 31 radio towers will be set up in as many cities spread over 15 states.

Andhra Pradesh state will have three stations in Kakinada, Hyderabad, Vijayawada of 10 kW each, and one of 5KW in Karimnagar and one of 1 KW in Srikakularm.

Maharashtra state will have four stations (Aurangabad, Amravati, Sholapur- 10 kW each & Oros- 5 kW).

Three stations of 10 KW each will be set up in Uttar Pradesh cities of Gorakhpur, Kanpur and Varanasi, while Uttaranchal will have three stations (Bageshwar 5 KW and Gairsen and New Tehri with 1 kW each).

In other states, two stations each will be set up in West Bengal (Darjeeling, Coochbihar- 10 kW each), Tripura (Agartala- 10 kW and Longtharai- 5 kW), Tamil Nadu (Madurai, Tirunelvelli- 10 kW each), Karnataka (Gulbarga, Bellary- 10 kW each) and Rajasthan (Udaipur, Bikaner- 10 kW each) and one each in Gujarat (Junagarh- 10 kW), Haryana (Rohtak- 10 kW), Madhya Pradesh (Ujjain- 5 kW), Manipur (Imphal- 10 kW), Orissa (Rairangpur- 1kW) and Punjab (Jalandhar- 10 kW).

Some of the cities where Doordarshan TV towers exist, will accommodate FM radio transmitters instead of separate construction.

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