New Delhi: Ruling out extension of deadline for digitisation of cable television beyond October 31, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Friday said Delhi was lagging behind other metros in this process.
Soni met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and asked her to ensure that all households having cable TV connection installed digital set top box (STB) before the deadline.
"Only 70 per cent people in Delhi have installed the digital device while in Mumbai 90 per cent people have installed it. The percentage for Kolkata is 77 and for Chennai it is around 70," she said.
The Union Minister said though Delhi was lagging behind in installation of STBs, she was confident that 100 per cent household would install the digital device by October 31 as Dikshit had assured full implementation of the decision of I and B Ministry....more
08:23 PM, Sep 28, 2012