Chandigarh, June 3
At the same time as clusters of overhanging cables and wires laid haphazardly on poles, bushes and different constructions aren’t permitted, the violation is rampant in several components of town.
These are hung by cable TV operators or Web service suppliers. The unauthorised cables and wires trigger unwarranted inconvenience to most people and are a menace to their security. These additionally incessantly set off delicate hearth incidents, which at instances result in lack of property, lives and sudden accidents. Apart from, these current a unclean image of the “good metropolis”.
The apply is occurring unabated in virtually the complete metropolis. Throughout a random verify, many cables and wires entangled with one another had been seen tied to bushes, poles or different constructions in Sector 22-A, close to the 21 petrol pump, close to Tribune Colony, Sector 29, Sector 38 (West), villages, colonies and a number of other southern sectors. An MC officer mentioned cable TV operators and Web service suppliers had been speculated to get underground wiring finished, however had not finished so.
MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra instructed Chandigarh Tribune, “A discover was earlier issued to the general public on the whole and cable operators specifically to take away such unauthorised cables/wires and make various preparations for the cables.”
“Now, we’ve began a sector-wise marketing campaign to take away cables bodily and have accomplished a number of sectors. Unlawful wires have already been eliminated in Sector 25, 44, 61 and Dhanas,” she mentioned.
A telecommunication firm official mentioned, “It’s manageable for large corporations to use for laying of underground wires because the permission value is excessive and the method not straightforward. The civic physique ought to loosen up the process and payment.”
Rs 10,000 challan for violation
As per the regulation, there’s a penalty of Rs 10,000 for a violation. Additional, removing of such cables/ wires is to be finished on the danger and value of the cable operators involved.
‘Unlawful wires being eliminated’
We now have began a sector-wise marketing campaign to take away cables bodily and have accomplished a number of sectors. Unlawful wires have already been eliminated in Sector 25, 44, 61 and Dhanas. — Anindita Mitra, MC Commissioner