Noida residents oppose scrapping of mandatory NOC from RWAs for mobile towers

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Noida residents oppose scrapping of mandatory NOC from RWAs for mobile towers

The residents complained that the decision would adversely affect them.

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Noida: Residents of Noida have started protesting against scrapping of a mandatory obligation to obtain NOC from the RWAs for installation of mobile towers within the premises of group housing societies. 

They complained that the decision would adversely affect them and may lead to serious health issues as radiation from mobile towers is hazardous. 

Considering above issues, the District Development Residents Welfare Association (DDRWA) of Gautam Budh Nagar wrote to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking his intervention for rolling back the decision.

As per report appeared in the media, Deepak Kumar, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Government of UP directed Vice-President of development authority to scrap the obligation of obtaining NOC from RWAs for installation of mobile towers.   

NP Singh, President of DDRWA said, “We have written to the CM to strongly oppose the administration’s decision of removing the requirement of obtaining NOC from the RWA for the installation of mobile towers in residential areas.”

He said that the decision taken by the administration is totally wrong and unilateral. The RWAs work in favour of the welfare of their residents and obligation of obtaining NOC for installation of mobile towers in residential pockets from the association ensures that every resident of the respective association or residential pockets are heard and saved from the exposure of radiation from mobile towers.

The association stated that when all the states as well as the Supreme Court are establishing rules opposing the installation of mobile towers in the residential area, the decision of administration to do away with the NOC from the RWAs is implying that the government is promoting the installation of the towers in residential areas.

Singh said that they would like to request the CM for taking cognizance of the issue and do the needful so that this unilateral and unjust decision on the residents can be rolled back.