It is well established fact that Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) radiation-exposure due to mobile-towers causes adverse effects on brains and pregnant women specially. Even Central Information Commission (CIC) in its order dated 20.02.2015 in appeal-number CIC/SA/A/2014/001119 discussed in detail about many reports including World Health Organization (WHO) press release “Radio Frequency Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) as possible carcinogenic” to humans based on increased risks for glioma, a malignant type brain cancer.
Authorities in Mumbai have therefore made it compulsory that at least seventy percent of residents in apartments of a multi-storied building must agree for allowing mobile towers to be installed on roof-tops the building. Rent coming from installation of mobile-towers is proportionately shared between residents of the building. Rather such a policy should be for all cities and towns.
This is why mobile-companies have installed equipments for their mobile network on polls of flyovers. But it is observed in Delhi that builders at times do not sell roof-rights, and instead misuse roofs for renting out to mobile companies for installing mobile-towers. Stringent punishment should be there for such builders for misusing unsold roof-rights for renting out roofs to mobile companies for installing mobile-towers.
For example, all the residents at the multi-story building at Shiv Mahal Apartments, 2, Underhill Lane (Bansidhar Gupta Lane), Civil Lines, Delhi-110054 want to remove mobile-tower from their building. But the builder after having sold all the apartments has given roof on rent to mobile-companies for installing mobile-towers.
Concerned authorities should ask mobile-companies to compulsorily submit acceptance-letters from residents of buildings for installation of mobile-towers in a time-bound period. Mobile-tower/s installed at Shiv Mahal Apartments, 2, Underhill Lane (Bansidhar Gupta Lane), Civil Lines, Delhi-110054 should be immediately removed in case majority of residents there do not want mobile-tower/s at their roof-top.
Subhash Chandra Aggarwal
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
DELHI 110006 (India)