Mobile tower policy not finalised

The guidelines for setting up mobile phone towers in the state drafted last year by an interdepartmental committee of state officials was not approved by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday.
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Updated on Jun 29, 2011 01:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

The guidelines for setting up mobile phone towers in the state drafted last year by an interdepartmental committee of state officials was not approved by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday. Chavan asked Urban Development Department to submit a revised report of the policy giving information such as specific levels of radiation caused by these mobile phones.

The guidelines had recommended permission from multiple levels of authorities and residents besides charging fees from the service provider for installing a tower.

The report had also called for priority areas for setting up such towers. For instance, schools, hospitals and residential areas would be given the last preference. Industrial or commercial areas would be approved for such installations.

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