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“As per the data provided by Multi-System Operators, the percentage of digitisation in Delhi has gone up to 101%. In Mumbai, it is 118% whereas in Kolkata it is 85% and in Chennai it stands at 63%,” statement released by the I&B ministry said
New Delhi: After the analogue television signal was switched off at midnight of 31 October 2012 in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, the I&B ministry claimed that Mumbai has the highest percentage of digitisation followed by Delhi with more than 100% coverage, reports PTI.
“As per the data provided by Multi-System Operators, the percentage of digitisation in Delhi has gone up to 101%. In Mumbai, it is 118% whereas in Kolkata it is 85% and in Chennai it stands at 63%,” 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 today, the I&B ministry said that as per 2011 census figures, 103.76 lakh households are there in four metro cities.
The consumer can select channel packages as per their choice or from a-la-carte list, the I&B ministry statement said. The bill is generated by the system as per the channels chosen by the cable subscriber, it added.
The consumer can also subscribe to high definition channels and digital cable TV will also enable the provision wherein in addition to the TV—internet, radio, telephony would also be available through the same cable line, the ministry said.
It said MSOs had been asked to certify that analogue signals have been switched off. It has been reported that analog signals have been switched off from all the head ends in Delhi and Mumbai while Kolkata has given mixed reports, the ministry said.
The ministry said MSOs had also been asked to set up kiosks in poorer colonies to ensure STBs are available at the determined price of Rs799 on the spot.
“The price hike has been put on hold,” a top oil company official said declining to give a reason for the same
New Delhi: Facing stiff opposition, the government on Thursday put on hold the Rs 26.5 increase in price of cooking gas cylinders that consumers buy beyond their quota of six subsidised bottles, reports PTI.
“The price hike has been put on hold,” a top oil company official said declining to give a reason for the same.
The latest increase in non-subsidised cooking gas has been reversed and it will be available at old rates.
The official said there is no change in the decision to hike price of commercial LPG cylinders.
Earlier in the day, the price of LPG cylinders, which consumers buy beyond the cheaper quota of six bottles, was hiked by Rs 26.50 to Rs 922 per unit on firming international rates.
The government had in September restricted the supply of subsidised domestic LPG cylinders to six per household in a year. State-owned oil firms revise rates of non-subsidised LPG on first of every month based on the average imported cost and rupee-US dollar rate during the previous month.