Denizens erupt against cell towers
Following startling reports on the hazards of mobile tower radiation, the residents of Wembley Estate on Sunday staged a protest against the developer for erecting eight such towers on the rooftops of the gated community. Divya Sethi reports.gurgaon Updated: Jul 23, 2012 01:28 IST
Following startling reports on the hazards of mobile tower radiation, the residents of Wembley Estate on Sunday staged a protest against the developer for erecting eight such towers on the rooftops of the gated community.
Sporting placards, angry residents raised slogans demanding immediate removal of the structures.
Town and country planning (enforcement) officials clarified that erecting mobile towers on the rooftops of residential buildings was not allowed.
"We will take action against the developer if we receive a complaint," said Anil Dabas, the district town planner (enforcement).
However, the management of the condominium remained tightlipped on the issue and refused to budge.
As many as 3,000 people reside in the Sector 50 condominium.
The apartment is divided into eight blocks and has 636 flats.
Residents said the mobile towers were installed in December last year. They said they have been tirelessly demanding the builders and the management to look into the matter, but all in vain.
They said they feared for their lives as increasingly there were reports about the harmful effects of radiations emitted by these structures.
They said the towers were illegal since a day care school comes in its 100-metre radius.
The condominium is being managed by Eros Management.
Pushed to the wall by the apathetic management, residents have now decided to approach the Haryana Urban Development Authority for seeking its intervention.
There are as many as 502 mobile towers in Gurgaon district. Out of these, 298 fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) while 200 fall under Huda.
There are as many as 400 illegal mobile structures in the district.
When contacted, Col CJ Tuli, general manager of the estate, cited ill-health for not commenting on the issue.
Similarly, estate manager Subhash Chander refused to comment.