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Is mobile towers/internet tower on residential buildings legal?

Date: 19 Dec 2015   Posted By: Seema Mittal     Group: Lawyers    Category: Indian Law   

People are not aware about their health and their surroundings. Is mobile and internet tower on residential area a cause of cancer and other such type of disease? if yes, can we take any action against it? Is mobile towers/internet tower legal on residential building?

In our area new building is constructed. It holds two Vodaphone 4G tower on the roof. When I inquired, they said that they have health certificate issued by the Supreme Court. It is legal?
Experts: kindly resolve my query.

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Author: Kailash Kumar    20 Dec 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has clarified that there is no conclusive evidence of adverse effect of Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) Radiation of Mobile Towers. The various courts have also not intervened in the subject matter. Therefore providing mobile towers after obtaining necessary permission etc. is not illegal.

Author: Mahesh    21 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Each tower is tested for the radiation and other tests. Though many reports say that the radiation doesn't affect the health of normal human being. However various independent tests concluded proves otherwise. So if the society or the building is more of commercial in nature, then usually municipal corporation easily gives the approval. However if it is 2 storey building with residents in it. Then they check for safety. As the issue of lightening and the other hazards are there, it is said that better to avoid on residential building. Though based on indian standards, nothing is illegal unless you get court order. So you should definitely consider non residential building while setup the tower.

Author: Seema Mittal    22 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

A study says that Many birds birds like sparrow died due to mobile tower ranges. I also saw a news related with tower.

Author: Adarsh kumar    23 Dec 2015      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

It is legal to construct network towers on buildings provided that the owner gives necessary permissions. Not only this the company even has to give some rental deposits to the building owner. When it comes to health concerns the radiation of networking towers does not affect human health.

One more thing I would like to mention is that the radiation of these towers is uniform at every point in their range. So if you think that the person living below the tower gets affected the most then your perception is wrong.
Building towers on buildings has a number of important uses. It reduces cost of construction of tower and also there is no need to purchase any land. It is used for marking stratergic aeroplane locations, communication systems, and for predicting weather at denser locations.

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