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East Delhi civic body to seal 140 mobile towers

East Delhi civic body to seal 140 mobile towers
East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has started the process to seal 140 mobile towers in its area. A total of 588 among 1,470 mobile towers in the area are illegal.

‘The process of sealing is in progress for 98 mobile towers in Shahdara North zone of east Delhi and another 42 mobile towers have been prosecuted in Shahdara south zone,’ said S S Yadav, commissioner of EDMC. ‘The corporation has given the license for only 882 mobile towers in the area, rest are installed illegally and we will take action against all of them,’ added Yadav. The commissioner also admitted that the corporation don’t have any detailed policy on installation of mobile towers in the city as a policy by erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is still pending in Delhi High Court.

‘We don’t have any system to asses and monitor the waves emitting out from these mobile towers. The department of telecommunications has the right and equipments to monitor these things,’ informed Yadav.

The councillors cutting across the party line demanded the commissioner to take strict action against the illegal mobile towers which has become a health hazard for citizens and not paying the taxes to the corporation.
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