Over 2 lakh mobile towers set up in 9 months: Govt

Communications Minister Manoj Sinha today said that more than two lakh mobile towers have been set up in the country in last nine months.
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India TV Business Desk New Delhi May 05, 2017 17:40 IST

Communications Minister Manoj Sinha today said that more than two lakh mobile towers have been set up in the country in last nine months. 

Sinha also reiterated the central government’s resolve to check mobile tower radiation to allay fears about its adverse effect on health.

Referring to the government's Tarang Sanchar portal, Sinha said that it will provide information on mobile towers and whether they comply with the electromagnetic field emission norms.

It will also have information about mobile towers in a particular locality, besides the option to get the details via email.

The portal will allow anybody to request for electro-magnetic field emission measurement at a location by paying Rs 4,000 online. 

He also said people nowadays are using data more than voice calls. This, according to him, is an indication that India is heading towards a less-cash economy.

(With IANS inputs)

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