Following Gurgaon and Delhi’s example, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has now begun sealing the cellular towers that failed fire safety requirements. In a sealing drive launched recently, the MCG sealed four towers where fires broke out recently.
MCG officials said dozens of such towers in Gurgaon face the threat of sealing. There are about 400 cellular towers in Gurgaon. The MCG commissioner Rajesh Khullar said that the four cellular towers — in Sector 10, Udyog Vihar, Patel Nagar and Partap Nagar — which were sealed by the Haryana Fire Service department were hazardous as fire had actually broken out in those towers. As a majority of towers are in residential area, they also pose threat to the public in general.
“I have directed the fire service department to launch a campaign to identify the towers which do not comply the fire safety norms and seal them. Seven more have been identified and these too are going to be sealed soon. We would carry on looking for more such towers and seal those as well,” Khullar said.
Khullar said that the cellular towers would be allowed to operate only if the structures meet the norms on five points.