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Protest against mobile tower: Jalandhar MC asks pvt firm to relocate tower

Residents of Tower Enclave Phase II Wadala, who had been protesting against the move of municipal corporation (MC) for giving permission to the private company for the installation of mobile tower on the roof top of a residential building in the area, heaved a sigh of relief on Friday.

punjab Updated: Sep 17, 2016 16:03 IST
Aakanksha N Bharadwaj
Residents gathered in front of the house where a private company is installing mobile tower at Tower Enclave in Jalandhar.
Residents gathered in front of the house where a private company is installing mobile tower at Tower Enclave in Jalandhar.(HT Photo)

Residents of Tower Enclave Phase II Wadala, who had been protesting against the move of municipal corporation (MC) for giving permission to the private company for the installation of mobile tower on the roof top of a residential building in the area, heaved a sigh of relief on Friday.

MC on September 14 took the matter into account and asked the company to look for some alternative site as it accepted that the area does not fall under its jurisdiction.

“The area is out of Municipal Corporation and you are here by instructed to re consider the location of the tower and give some alternate site within the municipal corporation limit,” stated an MC letter to the private company,

The residents were alleging that the MC was not authorised to give permission to the company since the area does not fall under municipal limits; instead it was a gram panchayat’s.

The dispute began on August 30, when residents got irked on knowing that the corporation had given the permission letter to the company despite the fact that the area doesn’t fall under their jurisdiction.

The residents had also condemned the fact that police had also accompanied the representatives who had come to install the pole.

Amarjeet Lal, Sarpanch of the panchayat said they had earlier written letter to Deputy Commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav a month before when the company had come to install the same but to no avail. The residents had protested at that time too.

The sarpanch then met the corporation officials with the proof that the area was instead a gram panchayat and not under MC limits.