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Call-drops uproar: Delhi HC orders de-sealing of mobile towers

After a telecom company whose phone users are suffering from frequent call drops complained to the Delhi high court that the call drops were because 130 of its mobile towers had been “wrongly” sealed, the court has ordered that mobile towers erected after valid cellular licenses be de-sealed, reported The Times of India.

A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul was hearing the telecom company and Cellular Operators Association of India, who claimed that they faced a range of problems, including call-drops, because three municipal corporations sealed towers despite payment of licence fee.

The high court issued notice to the corporations and sought their replies by 6 November reported TOI. “Meanwhile, we direct the three municipal corporations of Delhi to follow directions given by us on 17 October, 2014, 13 March, 2015 and 1 May, 2015, in letter and spirit,” the court said.

The corporations claimed that they sealed the towers only after sending show-cause notices to telecom companies who didn’t reply to them. They also claimed that installation and operation of some towers were done without obtaining valid clearances from corporation.

The operators on the other hand claim high-handedness by corporations and said that show-cause notices were not issued on time and that more than 70 towers have been sealed since the date filing the application, even after reminding the corporations that the matter is seized by the high court.

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