The department of telecommunications (DoT) on Friday invited bids from all telecom operators and 22 stand-alone tower companies for setting up about 8,000 telecom towers across the country at an estimated cost of Rs 4,000 crore.

The government will provide the capital to set up these towers from the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) through a bidding process. This marks the largest project of its kind undertaken by the communications and IT ministry in the country.

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