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Gurgaon to seal Illegal mobile towers

Mobile services may be disrupted in Gurgaon from next week as the Town and Country Planning Department’s enforcement wing plans to launch a sealing drive against illegal cellphone towers.

india Updated: Oct 24, 2010 00:53 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

Mobile services may be disrupted in Gurgaon from next week as the Town and Country Planning Department’s enforcement wing plans to launch a sealing drive against illegal cellphone towers.

Unauthorised commercial use of residential spaces to instal towers had led to a sealing drive in September.

Officials said they had already zeroed in 135 illegal towers. “Within the next few weeks, we’ll launch a sealing drive against illegal mobile towers. Property owners would be required to pay penalty at the prescribed rate and also submit a bank guarantee and an undertaking promising not to indulge in such activities in future. They would also have to remove the towers within 15 days of de-sealing,” said a senior official.

The penalty has been fixed at the rate of Rs 1,260 per sq metre (conversion charges) of 50% of the property size. The bank guarantee can be calculated by multiplying the size of the plot by Rs 1,260 for one year.