Jio towers in park rankle citizens

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Visakhapatnam: Residents of Peda Jalaripeta and members of Fishermen’s Youth Welfare Association have raised considerations in regards to the unauthorised erection of two Telecom towers by Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. in the Vuda Park. They declare that the erection of towers is in opposition to authorities coverage and the corporate didn’t get hold of prior approval from the municipal authorities. 

According to the affiliation, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation has not given any permission to arrange the cellphone towers right here. Moreover, the Supreme Court had earlier given a number of judgements in opposition to long run industrial institutions in public parks.


The state authorities had additionally issued GO 146 in 2015 limiting erection of Telecommunication infrastructure towers in all parks, playgrounds and public open areas. However, the VMRDA (previously Vuda) has just lately given its nod to the corporate to take possession of the open house at Boat Club space in Vuda Park for set up of the 2 towers.

The Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) has mounted a month-to-month licence lease of Rs 25,824, aside from different charges and warning deposits. It allotted 200 sq mt. (2,152 sq. ft.) at two completely different places in Vuda Park for the erection of two towers. 

The residents of Peda Jalaripeta and common guests to the Vuda Park are objecting to the erection of the towers as they had been fearful in regards to the impression on their well being and different dangers related to cell tower radiation. They query the city authorities’ resolution to learn a industrial entity whereas placing public well being at stake.

Fishermen’s Youth Welfare Association members have written letters to the district collector, GVMC commissioner and VMRDA commissioner to cease the cellphone tower erection works instantly to safeguard the wellbeing of the locals. So far, there was no response from the district administration. 

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