Project Details

The Chhattisgarh State Wide Area Network (CG-SWAN) is a very ambitious project to provide the State with a basic information technology backbone which will be utilized for carrying voice, data and voice traffic facilitating interdepartmental communication and data sharing within the State. CG-SWAN will be a safe, fast, reliable and cost effective network connecting all the 146 blocks of the State through a hybrid network consisting of WiMax, leased line and other network technologies on a Public-Private Partnership mode and operating on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model. The project will enable instant online interaction among government departments / agencies resulting in obtaining reports on a real time, improving the workflow processes and the pace of decision-making. The project would act as a vehicle for effective implementation of eGovernance projects across the State.


  • 2 Mbps connectivity till block level
  • Establish a single centralised State communications infrastructure to provide ability to access the applications hosted by the State Data Centre
  • Support the framework / architecture necessary for secure and confidential electronic transactions.
  • Strengthening Disaster Management Capacity
  • Successfully integrated with National Knowledge Network (NKN) at district level.


  • One of the largest SWAN in India
  • 2 Mbps connectivity till block level
  • Successfully integrated with National Knowledge Network (NKN) at district level
  • Largest deployment of WiMax in any SWAN
  • Captive CUG VSAT Hub for CGSWAN VSAT connectivity
  • First SWAN to implement IPv6 (Dual Stack)

Current Status

  • M/s Bharti Airtel Ltd. has been selected after a transparent bidding process for Facility Management Service and AMC of CGSWAN Project.
  • Bandwidth provisions for Leased Lines, VSAT and Internet are being made by BSNL, Antrix Corporation and NKN respectively.
  • No. of Point-of-Presence (PoPs)
  ----> Vertical
                          SHQ                                      1
                          DHQ                                      17
                          BHQ                                      116
                          BHQ with VSAT                    15
                          VSAT Police Stations            77
                          Leased Line                          408
                          WiMAX                                  2864