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12 February 2017

India: Jaipur: 'Mobile Towers Can't Come Up on Schools, Hospitals'

Earlier, the HC had grilled government
many a times on such towers while
expressing concerns for residents' health.
‘Mobile towers can’t come up on schools, hospitals’
Times of India, 11 February 2017

JAIPUR: Four days after granting permission to install mobile cellphone towers on school and hospital buildings, the Urban Development and Housing (UDH) development on Thursday revoked the order and issued a revised circular.

In the order dated February 6th, it was mentioned that the licensee shall be permitted to erect/install telegraph infrastructure on open land, including private land, government and "public/private locations including roads, parks, playgrounds, hospitals and schools and land earmarked for public utilities."

However, revised order issued on February 9th reads, "Permission shall not be given in the areas/premises restricted for the purpose, under the orders of any competent court."

Director (law) of local self governance (LSG), Ashok Singh said, "The high court has put a ban on installation of mobile towers on schools and hospitals. The department will not allow erecting towers on schools, hospitals and any other buildings on which the stay has been given by court."

Earlier, the Rajasthan high court had grilled the state government many a times on such towers EMF (electromagnetic Field) radius while expressing concerns for residents' health.

An official informed, holding mobile towers as a health hazard, the high court in 2012 directed telecom service providers operating in the state to remove their towers falling in the vicinity of schools, hospitals and play grounds.

The division bench held that radiations emitted from mobile phones and mobile base towers are hazardous to children and patients, as accepted by the inter-ministerial committee of Central government, and needs relocation from school, colleges, hospitals and play grounds.

The decision has also been upheld by the Supreme Court presently.

Continue reading:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/mobile-towers-cant-come-up-on-schools-hosps/articleshow/57088852.cms

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