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MCD not to seal cellphone towers

MCD not to seal cellphone towers
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First Published: Tue, Feb 09 2010. 10 44 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Feb 09 2010. 10 44 PM IST
New Delhi: In a new policy governing the more than 2,500 telecom towers in the city, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has come down heavily on the ‘illegal’ towers dotting the city skyline. It has issued a one-month notice to the telecom companies for regularization of the illegal towers by completing certain standards set by the new policy.
According to the revised guidelines for the towers, the amount payable by the service providers to MCD for installing a tower has been increased to Rs5 lakh from Rs1 lakh, according to Meera Aggarwal, who headed the sub-committee for formulation of the policy that submitted its report on Tuesday.
In case of non-compliance, the structures will be dismantled according to the policy, Ram Kishan Singhal, chairman of standing committee, said.
Meanwhile, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court directed Noida to immediately unseal more than 100 cellphone towers, which it had sealed last month.
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First Published: Tue, Feb 09 2010. 10 44 PM IST