₹300-crore push to make state digital services faster, smoother

In a push to the state’s e-governance plan, the cabinet on Tuesday approved Urban MahaNet, a ₹300 crore-project under which an optic fibre network will be laid to give smooth last-mile connectivity in urban areas.

Once the optic fibre cable (OFC) network is ready, three departments – public health, agriculture and education – will introduce services using the digital infrastructure, according to a senior information technology (IT) department official. In the next three years, all departments will switch to digital modes in the next three years.