99 unauthorised mobile towers in Shimla: HP minister
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 17:14
Shimla: Annoyed that 99 mobile towers were functioning illegally in Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday said the unauthorised installations would be looked into seriously.

A total of 118 mobile towers have been working in Shimla at present. Out of this 16 were put up after taking permission, case of three was sub-judice while 99 others have come without following due legal process, urban development minister Mohinder Singh said in reply to a question in the state assembly.

He said a clear-cut policy was formulated in August, 2006 for installation of mobile tower with guidelines like: no tower would be set up within 100 metre of a health/educational centre and in residential areas it could be put up only after obtaining no objection certificate (NOC) from residents.

Fees for installation of tower in Shimla municipal corporation areas and those in tribal areas of the state have also been delineated, the assembly was told.

Singh said a nationally reputed agency would be entrusted the task to study impact of radiations and chemicals from mobile towers on health and environment in surrounding areas.


First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 17:14

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