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Mobile towers atop houses leave senior citizens worried

delhi Updated: Dec 19, 2010 01:20 IST
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Gursaran Singh Madan, a 76-year-old retired MCD official living in the posh New Colony, is a worried man. Cause of concern: The new mobile telephone towers coming up in the area; the latest one being set up on the roof of the house (196-A) right behind his. Fearing radiation from the towers, the residents cited Supreme Court orders and accused the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) of permitting the tower in violation of orders prohibiting cellular towers in residential areas.

The Madans have already filed a compliant with the police, on Saturday. “MCG officials had visited the same site in June and turned down the house owner’s request to allow him to erect a tower. But, now they have given the nod. The work was started deliberately on Friday, the beginning of an extended weekend,” he alleged.

PS Oberoi, 62, said the colony already has one such tower. “Another tower will add to our miseries.” In October, the enforcement wing of town and country planning department had announced a drive against 135 towers illegally erected on rooftops of residential buildings. The action, if any, has been unnoticeable.