Maharashtra’s State WAN
Maharashtra SWAN: a gateway to multi-nodal services Maharashtra's State Wide Area Network (MSWAN) provides vertical connectivity to facilitate the seamless integration of 366 offices from the CM's office to the district headquarters right down to the taluka level. The project involves vertically connecting 366 offices including the state headquarters (Mumbai – Mantralaya) with the district headquarters, divisional headquarters, and the taluka headquarters.
Additionally, a number of government offices and state agencies dispersed horizontally also make use of this network. The estimated number of such departmental offices is said to be over 2,000. While the vertical connectivity facilitates seamless integration of the government machinery in the state from the state to the taluka level, horizontal connectivity knits together departments such as the police, treasury, transport departments, food & civil supplies, employment offices and municipal corporations. The latter will result in improving the internal efficiencies of the concerned departments.
The state also wanted the network (SWAN) to support voice, data and video-based media applications and unique departmental applications.