Mumbai: The Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) demolished the mobile towers of two service providers located near the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) land in Bhayander (W) on Tuesday. According to civic officials, the towers were illegally installed near CRZ land and were brought down by a demolition squad.
MBMC commissioner Shivmurti Naik said that the service providers would be fined for installing mobile towers near CRZ land. During investigations, it was found that one Pappu Singh, a resident of the Jai Ambe Nagar, had signed a one year contract with a company to instal the
towers on his roof. Since December last year, the civic administration had started sending letters to the service providers to remove the two towers. The MBMC also directed Reliance Energy to discontinue power supply to mobile towers that were on CRZ plots.
Civic sources said that mobile towers were put up near CRZs as it helps getting good signal. A number of cellphone companies are installing mobile towers in Mira-Bhayander and Vasai-Virar following complaints of poor network.
In Bhayander (W), too, the civic authorities have identified mobile towers that are located near CRZ land. Action will be taken against them for violating the CRZ rules, said civic officials.
Sandhya Nair -TNN