Cabinet nod to expansion of FM channels

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday approved the expansion of FM radio broadcasting services through private agencies, official sources said.

According to officials, it was decided to charge migration fees from the existing operators on their migration from Phase 1 to Phase 3.

The fee would be decided after consultation with telecom regulator TRAI.

Earlier, an empowered group of ministers approved the auction of 839 channels in 294 cities to be given through ascending e-auction.

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