RadioandMusic
| 06 Dec 2019
Meerut gets a 10 KW FM transmitter, Rathore says Govt determined to FMize AIR

New Delhi: The foundation stone of a 10 KW FM Transmitter for All India Radio’s new FM set up in Meerut was laid today by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore.

This is part of the scheme for setting up of 10 KW AIR FM stations with limited studio facility at Meerut approved in 12th plan schemes of AIR at the cost of Rs. 7.94 crore. Transmitter and associated equipment are under procurement. It is likely to take about two years for completion of the project.

Speaking on the occasion, he said: “In the huge and sprawling network of All India Radio in India, AIR, Meerut is a significant milestone which will cater to the hithertofore forgotten Korvi-speaking Western Uttar Pradesh populace.”

He added that AIR had been serving the people of India but was now serving a global audience through various New Media modes fairly effectively to a greater advantage of India’s pluralistic nationhood.

He said the Government was determined to FMize the services of All India Radio in a manner that takes them to the entire population in the years to come.

After the function in his tweets, he mentioned that “All India Radio increasing its FM reach towards enhanced quality, better coverage.”