The MCD continued sealing illegal mobile towers in various parts of the city today.
In Karol Bagh, while one mobile tower was sealed, 10 towers were removed by cell phone operators. “We sealed one tower today. We will take action on two more towers in Karol Bagh,” said D.V. Verma, deputy commissioner of Karol Bagh zone.
There are 198 existing cell phone towers in Karol Bagh that have the requisite permission. Next week, the MCD will shift its focus to illegal cell phone towers in South Delhi.
The agency is yet to notify the new policy, hence, action according to the new policy on mobile towers is yet to start. “The day the policy reaches the respective zonal offices, they would start action as per the new policy,” said a senior official. Under the new policy, towers won’t be allowed on hospitals and schools.
Meanwhile, hearing a petition by Indus Towers, the Allahabad High Court fixed the next date for March 30, and ordered that no lease be cancelled or tower removed in pursuance of notices issued till March 30.