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Updated: December 10, 2013 23:56 IST

‘Tower’ing problem on hand for SCB

S. Sandeep Kumar
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Notices to mobile firms, building owners for installing towers without permission

The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) is planning to issue notices to mobile phone firms and building owners for installing towers atop their houses without obtaining permission from it.

The SCB launched a special survey to detect the number of mobile towers installed in the cantonment a few days ago. About 100 such towers were found in Marredpally, Picket, AOC, Balamrai, Bolarum, Lothukunta and other areas till date.

Only fifty per cent of the SCB area was surveyed and we expect there could be over 250 such towers across the cantonment limits.

According to the board records, permission was not sought by either building owners or the mobile phone companies for installation of towers, said SCB Chief Executive Officer Sujatha Gupta.

According to the Ministry of Defence policy, telecommunication companies need to obtain permission from the board to install mobile towers in different areas.

This was mainly because of the security implications since many defence establishments, training institutes were housed in the cantonment, she said.

Health concerns

Apart from defence authorities’ reservations, there have been a few complaints over installations of such towers from residents, citing health concerns.

In a few days, notices would be issued to both building owners and companies to submit installation permission documents and other necessary papers such as no objection certificate from defence authorities, she said.

“If the building owners have entered into agreements with the companies over installation of such towers, then they have to cough up more tax to the board. A penalty of Rs.1 lakh will be levied,” said Ms. Gupta.

Toll-free number

In another initiative, the SCB planned to launch a toll free number for the convenience of residents to lodge complaints and seek any information.

This would be either done through AP Online or GHMC toll free service and residents could complain about unauthorised constructions in their vicinity or any civic issue. It would be launched in two weeks, she said.

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I am aged 87 there are no problems of health getting spoiled with
Telecommunication towers. In fact it helps us to contact immediately
with my child and daugher, i am describing this because i was facing
this problem earlier, i was unable to reach very fast to my childrens in
mobile, but presently technology his keeping us safe. In some areas
people have to take care of health by quitting smoke and drinks to keep
their health safe not to say that growing technology his making us weak.
I request government to take necessary actions.

from:  Gopala Reddy
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 15:05 IST

your right shekar...

from:  ankit
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 13:51 IST

Telecommunication services are rapidly increasing all over the Global World, it's helping people to get connected through different tele services like broadband 3G
Services, Entertainment through radio, fast connectivity of mobile for
emergency and other things in Tele Services. So, i kindly ask
government to guide owners of building and companies in installation
of Towers which helps people around to use these tele services which
his more faster when compared to earlier days.

from:  Shekar Madhavan
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013 at 12:18 IST
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