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MCD to remove mobile towers on schools, hospitals soon

Last Updated: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 21:09

New Delhi: The MCD on Monday said it will remove
mobile towers installed on schools, hospitals and dispensaries
soon while those companies operating illegal cell towers in
various parts of the city will have to apply for
regularisation under new norms to be brought by the civic
agency.

The MCD has framed a policy to regularise cell phone
towers in the city which will be tabled in its Standing
Committee meeting tomorrow.

"The installation of mobile towers in not allowed on
school buildings and hospitals as per the present policy also.
These towers will be removed but they will be given at least
15 days times so that the network is not affected in the
city," Ram Kishan Singhal, the Chairman of the Standing
Committee, said.

Officials said out of 4,532 mobile towers in the city,
only 2,015 have requisite permission and the remaining 2,517
were illegal. Out of the 2,500 towers, applications of 1,600
were pending with MCD while 900 were completely illegal.

Under the new policy, these 900 will have to apply for
regularisation failing which action will be taken against
them. The civic agency is yet to decide on the time frame it
will give to cellular providers to conform to the new norms.

PTI

First Published: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 21:09
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