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The High Court has asked the telecom firms to remove their mobile towers falling in the vicinity of schools, hospitals and play grounds within two months

The High Court has asked the telecom firms to remove their mobile towers falling in the vicinity of schools, hospitals and play grounds within two months

 

Jaipur: All the mobile towers falling in the vicinity of schools, hospitals and play grounds in Rajasthan would be removed within two months. 

The Rajasthan High Court has directed telecom service providers operating in the state to remove within two months their towers from such places as they were health hazards.   

The division bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice N K Jain Senior 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 immediately. 

It also asked the telecom service providers to relocate the towers from a periphery of 500 meters from prisons, and those falling in 100 meter distance of ancient and archaeological heritage monuments. 

Earlier on September 7, the Supreme Court had refused to interfere with a Rajasthan High Court’s interim order to the state government to remove mobile phone towers from near the schools, hospitals and densely populated localities. 

The bench has asked the state government and mobile companies to follow the norms and guidelines, prescribed and fixed by the inter-ministerial committee in its meeting in May this year.

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