Installation of mobile towers gets tough in Haryana
Property owners in Gurgaon installing communication (celllular) towers will have to obtain a license from the authorities and a pay one-time non-refundable fee. The fee will be Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh in Gurgaon and Faridabad, respectively, reports Sanjeev K Ahuja.delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2009 23:03 IST
Property owners in Gurgaon installing communication (celllular) towers will have to obtain a license from the authorities and a pay one-time non-refundable fee.
The fee will be Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 2 lakh in Gurgaon and Faridabad, respectively.
Permission to erect towers on residential buildings will be granted only in extreme cases.
The Haryana government has enacted bylaws for installation of such towers on residential and commercial buildings in municipal corporation limits of Gurgaon and Faridabad.
According to Gurgaon deputy commissioner Rajender Kumar Kataria, the maximum height of any tower from the ground level should not exceed 30 metres subject to clearance from defence, civil aviation and Doordarshan authorities.
The location of the communication towers will be governed by the radio frequency system adopted by the application and will be allowed subject to some conditions.
Kataria said the first condition is that the communication towers will be installed in commercial areas or public land.
“Where it is not possible to install communication towers in commercial areas or other public areas, a possibility will be explored to install the same in a park or a green belt in residential areas, open spaces or community buildings,” he said.
Kataria said permission to erect towers on rooftops of residential buildings would be granted only if no suitable sites were available in commercial areas or on public land. This too will be subject to the submission of structural safety certificates.
“No communication tower will be installed unless structural safety certificates is issued by any designated institute. These institutes includes Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Central Building Research Institute Roorkee, Rail India Technical and Economic Services Ltd, National Council for Building Material Faridabad, IIT Roorkee, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra and Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh,” the DC said.