"There is an option. We can give you an option. If you are taking it from PTI, it's an option," Javadekar said as having told the FM channel heads. "So that's how we are discussing. We will arrive at a decision soon. But, my heart goes that news should be there also," he said. The ministry plans to bring over 200 more cities covered by private FM channels under the phase III expansion. About 800 FM channels will be auctioned across these cities. Last year, the Supreme Court had heard a public interest litigation challenging the prohibition on news bulletins on private FM radio channels and had also issued notices to the centre. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and an expert committee of the government have already recommended that radio channels be allowed to broadcast such content.