Towards the fulfilment of India’s Digital India and Make in India vision, Vodafone India has committed an investment of INR 6000 crore in the state of Maharashtra. The company offered the commitment to the honourable Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis, at the recently held Make in India Summit.
Vodafone will utilize this investment to expand and modernize its networks, implying a better data and voice capabilities in the state. The company also plans to set up a state-of-the-art tier-4 data centre in Airoli, Mumbai. This data centre will assist business enterprises to fulfil their communication needs.
Payment banks, being the future of India, will be another mission on Vodafone’s agenda. In order to accelerate India’s cashless economy, the company would set-up Payment banks.
“At Vodafone, we are enthused with the Government’s vision of Digital India and Make in India and are keen to be a partner in its delivery. Vodafone India serves over 194 million citizens, of which almost 100 million are from rural areas. We remain deeply invested in and committed to Maharashtra and are pleased to announce our enhanced investments in the state,” said Sunil Sood, Managing Director and CEO, Vodafone India.
“Vodafone is India’s largest FDI investor headquartered out of Mumbai. It has played a pivotal role in transforming the telecom landscape of our country. This new commitment is an endorsement of Maharashtra’s stature and potential to fulfil the Make in India and Digital India vision. My government will extend all possible cooperation to Vodafone to ensure that the planned projects and initiatives are executed in time,” welcomed the Chief Minister.
In order to implement the plans, Vodafone will require increasing its number of staffs, at least, to around 15,000 employees over the next few years.