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HC breather for cell towers atop schools and hospitals

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2014

In an interim order on Monday, the Bombay high court prohibited the state government and local authorities from taking any coercive action against cell phone towers atop schools, colleges and hospitals across Maharashtra. The HC also directed the authorities to accept applications for setting up new towers under the guidelines set by the central department of telecommunication.

The HC order comes as a reprieve to cell tower and service providers who were told to follow a new set of regulations introduced by the state in March or face demolitionsealing of those towers on educational and health institutes. The Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) and Indus Towers Ltd had challenged the law.

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