Karnataka CM Kicks Off Rs 180-Cr SWAN Project

by CXOtoday Staff    Dec 09, 2009

To further strengthen its e-governance initiative, the Karnataka government has rolled out Karnataka State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) project that seeks to establish a state information highway connecting its 2,300 offices across the state.

The KSWAN project, being undertaken under public-private partnership, will provide voice, video and data link down to the taluk level.

"The state has been a leader in the area of e-governance and KSWAN, which uses multi-protocol lable switching (MPLS) technology, will help tone up administration," said Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on the occasion. 

The project will help enhance the efficiency of administration and will be a boon to ensure better delivery of government services, he said.

The project involves an investment of Rs 180 crore by the Centre for e-governance of the state government. The main objective of the project is to establish a reliable and secure communication corridor at all levels of the government state, district and taluk. It would help the government take quick decisions and deliver services effectively and efficiently, Yeddyurappa said.

The system would facilitate connectivity to all e-governance applications of the state and facilitate electronic delivery of the government-to-citizen and government-to-business services.