Mumbai has highest percentage of digitization, Delhi 2nd

Last Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 22:21

New Delhi: After the analogue television signal was switched off at midnight of October 31 in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the I&B ministry Thursday claimed that Mumbai has the highest percentage of digitisation followed by Delhi with more than 100 percent coverage.

"As per the data provided by Multi-System Operators, the percentage of digitisation in Delhi has gone up to 101 percent. In Mumbai, it is 118 percent whereas in Kolkata it is 85 percent and in Chennai it stands at 63 percent," statement released by the ministry said.

The first phase of digitisation covered Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. While the ministry has gone ahead with its digitisation plan in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, analogue cable TV signals continued in Chennai due to an interim stay granted by the Madras High Court.

In its statement Thursday, the I&B ministry said that as per 2011 census figures, 103.76 lakh households are there in 4 metro cities.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 22:21
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