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Deseal mobile towers in two days: high court

india Updated: Feb 06, 2010 01:36 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times
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Cellphone users in Noida who subscribe to Idea Cellular Service will soon get their network back.

On Friday, the Allahabad High Court, in a writ petition filed by Idea Cellular Services has directed the Noida Authority to deseal the towers within 48 hours and gave time to the company to submit a proper application.

Noida Chief Town Planner, Tribhuvan Singh, told HT from Allahabad, “In a petition filed by Idea Cellular Services, the Allahabad High Court Bench of Justice Pradeep Kumar and Justice Y.C.Gupta has ordered the authority to deseal 16 towers of Idea within 48 hours.”

“Court directed the petitioner Idea Cellular to submit a proper application with all necessary NOCs within three weeks. If the company fails to submit the same within this period, the authority can take any action they may feel appropriate as per law,” said Singh.

“I have directed the staff to deseal the Idea towers,” he added.

“Out of 224 towers sealed earlier, 14 were desealed as they had produced proper documents. Today, no desealing was done,”said Singh.

Now, on the same pattern, other service providers will also file a petition and get towers desealed.

The officer said companies will be given sites at community centres and green belts.

Subject to technical feasibility, installations at police

stations were also being

considered.