The third phase of e-auction for FM Radio Channels will roll out by October, 2013, Information & Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari said on Friday. He said that the Ministry was putting the process in place to make the e-auction as transparent and hassle-free as possible.
"I think by the next month, we would be in a position to unroll the entire e-auction process," he added.
The third phase of FM Radio expansion has been delayed for nearly two years. FM Radio Phase III e-auction will bring 839 new Private FM Radio Channels in about 295 cities. Currently, only 86 cities are covered by Private FM Radio Channels.