“First, cell phone towers near schools and hospitals will be removed. Our officials will submit a list of illegal towers on Tuesday,” said Rajesh Gehlot, chairman of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation standing committee.
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has given similar orders. A senior official said a tower on a residential building at Indrapuri would be removed. The tower was set up by the building owner who had signed a contract with a cell phone service provider. Later on, he sold flats in the building separately to people who complained of vibration in the building because of the tower.
The drive may target as many as 250 towers in east Delhi. “All cell phone towers set up after 2010 will be removed after notices have been sent,” said a senior official.