GOA: The state cabinet approved the Goa Telecom Infrastructure Policy 2020, which provides for a single window clearance by the PWD to install mobile towers in government and private properties. CM Pramod Sawant said that mobile towers will be set up in government-owned land on priority. He said only an NOC from the property owner will be needed to permit mobile tower installation in private property.
“The salient feature is that areas have been divided into urban, semi-urban and rural and no permission from local bodies will be required to install mobile towers. The scheme will be under IT department, but the PWD will be the implementing agency. A one-time grant of Rs 50,000 will be given to local bodies. For urban areas, Rs 50,000 will be the monthly rent for operators of mobile service. In rural areas, Rs 25,000 will be the rent,” said Sawant.
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