South Corpn acts to tackle call drops

South Corpn acts to tackle call drops

The South Corporation residents will soon heave a sigh of relief as the civic agency is mulling to install mobile towers on the rooftop of its community halls to address the issue of call drops.

However, towers will not be erected on the rooftops of the municipal schools and hospitals under the jurisdiction of the south civic agency.

The south civic agency has directed its officials to conduct a survey of its empty community halls, and used parks. “These sites can be used to erect mobile towers,” said an official. “A policy is in the pipeline in this regard,” he added.

Sources in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation said there are some 2,200 illegal towers in its limits while there are about 1,177 legal towers. The South Delhi Corporation has sealed some 150 illegally erected towers in its areas in the recent past.

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the South Corporation Radheysham Sharma said the corporation has been incurring losses in crores due to the illegal mobile towers.

“The civic agency is preparing the policy which will decide on the fee and other related matters in granting contract to erect the mobile towers.”

Even an umbrella organisation of the Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) of National Capital Region, CONRWA, took up the issue of the call drops. “Following the floods of complaints from the residents, CONRWA has decided to write to Union IT minister and TRAI cellular service providers association to improve their services,” CONRWA said in a statement.

The Confederation of NCR Residents (CONRWA) said the service provider should give rebate to consumers in the bills for call drops and bad connectivity otherwise the organisation will move consumer court.

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