‘Corporation does not have authority to measure side effects’

There are 11 mobile towers illegally built on schools and nursing homes under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. Of the 11, seven have been erected atop educational institutions and four on nursing homes located in Shahdara . These facts were part of the answers given to queries raised by Sanjay Kaushik, Deputy Chairman Standing Committee of the Corporation, on Thursday.

According to the civic body officials, there are 1,470 mobile towers in EDMC of which 588 are illegal and have been established without the corporation’s permission. Before building a mobile tower it is mandatory to take the “Structural Safety No-Objection Certificate’’ from the municipal corporation.

In some cases the mobile towers have been built on unauthorised buildings. The civic body said it has sealed 27 towers and booked 351 .

The corporation does not have any authority to measure the side effects of the radiation emitted by these towers. The authority to investigate into the issue lies with the Department of Telecom, the SDMC said.

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