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NEW DELHI: Industry affiliation for Telecom infrastructure suppliers TAIPA on Wednesday mentioned that the Telecom infrastructure coverage introduced out by Uttarakhand authorities is kind of aligned with Right of Way guidelines, nonetheless it imposes sharing price of Rs 5000 per service supplier which isn’t as per RoW 2016 guidelines.

TAIPA mentioned that it’s writing again to the authorities with a purpose to streamline the identical.

“The policy indeed will be able to address issues such as call drops, network outage and connectivity gaps etc. It imposes sharing fee of Rs 5000 per service provider which is not as per RoW rules, 2016 for which we are requesting the authorities to align the same with the Central guidelines,” mentioned Tilak Raj Dua, Director General, TAIPA.

As a part of the coverage, State Level Telecom Committee (SLTC) & District Level Telecom Committee (DLTC) have been fashioned to deal with public grievances and to implement tips.

The coverage would take a look at creating on-line Right of Way portal inside one 12 months of time for the overview of RoW approvals.

Also, the coverage mentions that no coercive actions towards towers can be taken with out consent from TERM cell, associated to EMF points.

Further it states that no location-based restriction can be imposed for set up of the cell towers together with 60 days timeline for clearance of utility.

The notified tower coverage mentions Rs 1000 administrative costs for over-ground Telecom infrastructure, Rs 5000 rupees as one-time permission costs and Rs 1000 rupees per kilometre for underground infrastructure.

The coverage ensures strict authorized motion below related sections to be initiated towards any wilful or negligent harm to the Telecom infrastructure facility and inflicting interruption to the community connectivity.

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