India has pioneered this centralised portal (a first for the country). I have been writing about the major bottleneck of “right-of-way” and local municipal rules. This will make the process smooth. This idea is worth emulating for everyone involved in the fiberisation.
“Sugam Sanchar” is a collaborative institutional mechanism between all stakeholders including Central and State/UT Government(s), Local bodies, and Service Providers to facilitate the Right of Way (RoW) Application Process through a single interface.
A news report:
The centralised portal aims to bring “transparency, accountability and responsiveness to all stakeholders while processing the application”. This will also help in leapfrogging towards “Ease of Doing Business” while maintaining a fast-tracking application process to overcome the challenges of implementation of Right of Way Rules-2016. “This would provide a robust mechanism to achieve our goal of “Broadband to All” as envisaged in the National Digital Communication Policy-2018,” it said.