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455 mobile towers illegal in Chandigarh: MC

CHANDIGARH: As many as 455 mobile towers installed in the city are unlawful, in step with a file of the municipal corporation (MC).

The civic frame has come out with an in depth policy on managing mobile towers below its jurisdiction. It can be brought in the MC’s normal house meeting this month for discussion and approval and then sent to the UT administration and Punjab and Haryana high courtroom for their consideration. The schedule was mentioned earlier than the overall house meeting of the MC on January 30, however since councillors were searching for extra main points like location of towers and other data, it was unanimously decided that the schedule can be brought again in the next house meeting. “The policy has been framed by way of maintaining all of the areas in thoughts. As many as 455 mobile towers have been installed without searching for any permission on areas below MC’s jurisdiction until date. The key level is to observe the towers and keep watch over them in a correct method as per a policy,” said municipal commissioner K K Yadav.

Keeping regulate over those mobile towers and to charge license charge from the owners are other the most important issues in the newly-framed policy.

Rs 1 lakh charge for mobile tower

The MC has fixed Rs 1 lakh licence charge from one mobile tower and Rs 50,000 for a 2nd one if any other mobile company installs its tower at the similar site.

Moreover, the mobile company must take structure-strengthening permission from PEC and anti-pollution division and from ministry of telecommunication, sources said.

On the other hand, as many as 110 mobile towers installed on land below the UT administration have been installed after securing permission from the estate workplace.

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