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Railtel to Build Disaster Recovery Center, Expand State Data Center

CIO Insider Team | Thursday, 23 March, 2023
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The Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (MPSEDC) has given an order to Railtel Corporation of India Limited, a central public sector undertaking (CPSU) under the Ministry of Railways, to establish a disaster recovery center and the expansion of the state data center (SDC) phase-II.

According to the Railway, the work order is worth Rs 34.91 crore (before GST), which increases to Rs 41.19 crore after GST is added.

This order was obtained through an open, competitive bidding process in accordance with the contract.

The aforementioned project comprises upgrading, launching, and administering a state data center in Madhya Pradesh as well as establishing a disaster recovery facility there for a five-year period.

The project assumes significance with SDCs emerging as one of the backbones of the core infrastructure required for the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). We will continue to eye more such projects to enhance our revenue stream. We are committed to providing satisfying services to our clients

The establishment of a State Data Center (SDC) is intended to serve as the shared, reliable, and secure infrastructure services center for hosting and managing the e-Government applications of State and its constituent departments.

Aside from that, it would include a wide range of features like the State's central repository, secure data storage, online service delivery, a portal for citizen information and services, a portal for the state intranet, disaster recovery, remote management, and service integration.

SDC would make it easier for government to government (G2G), government to consumer (G2C), and government to business (G2B) services to be delivered securely, reliably, and efficiently, increasing end-user satisfaction. To avoid costly service interruptions brought on by either man-made or natural disasters, disaster recovery (DR) services are necessary.

After this project is finished, more citizen-focused beneficial schemes using e-governance applications will be accessible to citizens at the touch of a mouse and contribute to improving the delivery of services to citizens, according to a statement from the Railway Ministry.

This will increase the transparency, efficacy, and efficiency of various government programs, expenditures, and projects.

Commenting about the development, Chairman and Managing Director Sanjai Kumar said that RailTel has been at the forefront of the digital transformation journey of its clients. Securing this prestigious project from the Madhya Pradesh government reaffirms RailTel's key position in the domestic IT space. The project assumes significance with SDCs emerging as one of the backbones of the core infrastructure required for the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). We will continue to eye more such projects to enhance our revenue stream. We are committed to providing satisfying services to our clients.

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