12:29 pm - Friday 20 October 2017

199 Mobile Towers shut down across 40 towns in Rajasthan

By Parvina Purkayastha - Tue Sep 11, 5:30 pm

34 lakh mobile customers, including 25 lakh in Jaipur, will be affected by the process.

A court order to the telecom companies, to remove 199 mobile towers installed atop school buildings across Rajasthan has hit mobile services in 40 towns across the city.

All the 199 towers having antennas of cellular companies which are installed on schools’ buildings have already stop radiating since 9 pm last night.

Sudipto Chowdhary CEO, Rajasthan, Bharti Airtel, ”Services of cellular companies will be affected and it will take around 30-90 days to restore the full services in affected areas.

He said overall 34 lakh mobile customers, including 25 lakh in Jaipur, will be affected by the process.

The quality of the services will be affected and the consumers may face inconvenience and disruption in using their mobility services,” Chowdhary had said on behalf of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), an industry body of mobile operators.

As per the order dated August 22, 2012 passed by Rajasthan High Court and a letter by State Education department, mobile operators are required to remove all mobile towers/antennas installed on government/private schools.

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