From few days Mobile holders of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida are suffering problems. Allahabad court gave order to take appropriate against the contractors operating the mobile towers without being approved as per regulations. Saturday was nothing less than a nightmare for cell phone users in Noida as a sealing drive against illegal mobile phone towers. Around 190 towers were sealed in Noida and people suffered problems due to that all over NCR region.
The authorities claimed that service providers in the city have not submitted documents required for authorisation of the towers. Sandeep Chandra, senior project engineer (II), Noida Authority, told Indian Express, “Electricity supply to the towers has been cut and the back-up generators have also been sealed. Only 125 cellular service providers had submitted applications requesting an extension a few months ago”.
The authorities have decided that they will de-seal the towers only if the service providers concerned submit an affidavit within 10 days and complete all formalities. Service providers including, Vodafone, Airtel, Tata Indicom and Reliance have been affected by this sealing.
Once desealing takes place only 30-odd towers will remain sealed. Shops located in many malls also reported they had severe problems in accessing credit cards of their customers. Even mobile holders are also facing problems.
Why no action was taken when these towers were put?
Why Mobile holders are suffering problems because of MCD or Mobile Companies?
Where was MCD?