To ensure that the city's skyline is not cluttered by cell phone towers, the MCD is mulling a proposal to allow cell phone service providers to install their set top boxes atop high-mast streetlight poles. Once this is done, it will eliminate the need for cell phone towers.
As per the MCD, streetlight poles in parks of the civic body will be used for this. The service providers who install their set top boxes on the streetlight poles will also maintain the park.
This proposal was floated by the chairperson of the garden committee of the MCD in the civic agency's budget meeting.
"These cell phone towers are destroying the city's skyline. There are tiny set top boxes available which can replace the cell phone towers. Companies which will be allotted these poles will maintain the park where the pole is located," said Savita Gupta, chairperson of Garden Committee of MCD. The municipal commissioner has agreed to the proposal and the scheme will be introduced after a detailed proposal is made.