Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the first phase of the high-speed internet connectivity K-FON project in Kerala today. The inauguration will take place online at 5.30 pm. The first phase of K-FON will be implemented in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kollam, and Thiruvananthapuram districts. In the first phase, 1000 government offices in seven districts will be connected to the Internet.
The first phase will connect 30,000 government offices across the state. K-FON will reach 5700 government offices in July. In the next phase, 20 lakh BPL families will be provided free connection. The project cost is `1531 crore. KIFB will pay 70 percent of this. Minister MM Mani will preside over the inauguration function. Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac will attend.