Sanjha Morcha

Cantonment to have mobile tower on wheels soon

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 26

Winning a year-long battle with the Ministry of Defence, the Jalandhar Cantonment Board has finally got the permission to install mobile towers on wheels in the area on Thursday.Residents of the cantonment area had been facing harassment for years due to the absence of mobile towers in their area. Following this, Jalandhar Cantonment Board vice- president Sneh Gupta and social worker Mahesh Gupta, general secretary of the International Vaish Federation, took up the matter with the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and urged him to intervene.On Thursday, Gupta received a mail from Parrikar informing her about the approval of the mobile tower policy. “The policy of mobile communication tower has been approved. You may follow the procedure to get the mobile communication tower installed,” the Defence Minister had written in a mail sent to Sneh Gupta.Mahesh Gupta said, “The move will provide respite to all the area residents, including businessmen. Besides, the board can earn huge revenue as monthly fee from the mobile operators.” said recently, the board has managed to earn Rs 7.5 lakh as penalty from a mobile phone operator who had installed a tower without a valid permission from the authorities.