of permit.- NO person shall erect or re-erect any non Governmental
telecommunication tower or telecommunication pole structures or
accessory rooms or make alteration or cause the same to be done without
first obtaining a separate permit far each such tower or telecommunication
pole structures from the Secretary.
131. Distance form road and boundaries.-
(1) The base
of the tower or poles shall have minimum 3 metres distance from
the plot boundary abutting the road, whether it is proposed on land
or over a building, even if the building is having less than 3 metres
Provided that the
distance from road boundary of the accessory rooms such as equipment
rooms, shelters, or generator rooms proposed over a building shall
be that of the building.
(2) In addition to
the distance specified under sub rule (1), set back required for
road widening proposed in any Town Planning Scheme shall also be
(3) Distance from
other boundaries of the plot to the base of the telecommunication
tower Or Pole structure or accessory rooms shall be minimum 1.20
if the telecommunication tower or pole structures or accessory rooms
are proposed over a building, the distance from the boundaries other
than that abutting a road; shall be that of the existing building;
that if the building abuts any plot boundary and the telecommunication
tower or pole structures or accessory rooms are also proposed to
abut that boundary then consent of the owner of the plot on the
abutting side shall be obtained and produced along with the application
Provided also that
no portion of the telecommunication tower pole structure or accessory
room shall project or over hang into the neighbouring plots.
132. Provisions regarding FAR and height.- The provisions
regarding FAR, coverage, height restriction with regard to width
of road and distance from the boundary abutting road, distance
from central line of road and dimension of parts of building shall
not apply to telecommunication towers or pole structures or accessory
rooms such as equipment rooms, shelters or generator rooms.
Provided that the
height of the telecommunication towers or pole structure or accessory
rooms, including the height of the building if they are proposed
over a building, shall be restricted as shown in Table 3 of sub
rule (2) of rule 32 and for exceeding the height restriction specified
under Table 3 of the said rule, clearance from the concerned airport
authority shall be obtained and produced before issuing permit.
that additional distance from boundary abutting the road and other
boundaries of the plot proportionate to increase in height shall
not be necessary for the telecommunication tower or pole structures
or accessory rooms or for the building over which they are
133. Accessory rooms.-
Accessory rooms such as equipment rooms, shelters or Generator rooms
essential for the service shall be permitted along with a telecommunication
tower or telecommunication pole structures or separately, if a request
is made in the application and plans/drawings of the rooms are attached
either along with the application for permit or separately.
(2) The cabin may
be made with any material but the area of such cabin shall not exceed
of electricity generator may be allowed if the generator is covered
with insulated sound-proof cabin.
(4) Every construction
or installation ancillary or necessary for the telecommunication
system shall conform to the relevant rules applicable to such construction
or installation and licence or permit required under such rules
shall also be obtained.
(5) The telecommunication
tower or ancillary structures shall not prevent or block the access,
exit or entry or reduce the width of such access, exit or entry
of building or in no way badly affect the safety measures or amenities
provided in the building in which it is erected.
134. Electrical line clearance.- Every tower or ancillary
construction shall satisfy the minimum vertical and horizontal clearance
from electrical lines as stipulated in the Indian Electricity Act,
1910 and Indian Electricity Rules, 1956 as amended from time to
time and also any regulation issued by the State Electricity Board.
135. Protective Wall.- (1) Every tower erected on the ground
and through which electric power is transmitted or passed shall
be provided with protective wall or grill at a distance of one metre
from any point of the base.
(2) The wall or grill
shall have a minimum of 1.20 metres height and shall be kept under
lock and key, if provided with door.
136. Protection from lightening.- Every telecommunication
tower shall be provided with sufficient protection against lightning,
conforming to I.S. 2303-1969-Code of Practice, as amended from time
137. Warning lights and colour specifications.- (1) Every
telecommunication tower shall be provided with two Aviation Warning
Lights (ANL) each at 40 metres and 70 metres height from the ground
level and one at the top, the two lights at 40 metres height shall
be fixed in one set of opposite and that at 70 metres height shall
be fixed at the other set of opposite corners.
(2) Every telecommunication
tower shall be painted with international orange and international
white colors alternatively each with 5 meter band, starting with
international orange at the top.
138. Damage and liability.- The applicant/owner shall be
responsible for the structural stability of the telecommunication
tower and the building in which it is erected and for any damage
caused due to inadequate safety measures.
139. Building to be
authorised.- Erection of any telecommunication
tower or pole structures or accessory rooms shall be permitted only
over authorised buildings.
140. Clearance from Defence Establishment etc.- In case
the erection of telecommunication tower is proposed within 200 metres
from any property maintained by Defence Establishment or 100 metres
from any rail way, clearance from the concerned officer in charge
or authority, as the case may be, shall also be obtained before
140A. Site approval etc.-
(1) No site approval shall be
necessary for the construction of telecommunication towers, telecommunication
pole structures or accessory rooms essential for such service.
towers or pole structures or accessory rooms shall be permitted
in any zone or over any building irrespective of its occupancy.
141. Submission of application and its disposal.- (1) Application
for permit shall be submitted to the Secretary in the form in Appendix
A along with two copies of site plan, location, elevation, sections,
[ x x x x ], structural stability certificate,
agreement executed with department of Telecommunications or license
or permit issued by an authority approved by Government of India
from time to time and document to prove ownership.
Note. - (1) Ownership
document may be a sale deed or mortgage deed or deed of agreement
or license or consent document, etc.
(2) No structural
stability certificate shall be necessary in the case of telecommunication
pole structures and accessory rooms.
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(3) In case the telecommunication
tower is proposed above any building, structural stability certificate
shall he submitted in respect of that building also.
(4) The site plan
shall show plot dimensions, access street width, details of existing
structures within the plot with their uses, height, number of floors,
set back from the plot boundaries and between them; proposed tower
and ancillary structures.
(5) The structural
stability certificate shall be one issued by an Engineer having post graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Structural
registered or employed in Central or State Government Service or
Quasi- Government Organisation.
(6) Application fee
shall be Rs. one thousand and permit fee shall be,-
(a) for towers of
any height, rupees ten thousand;
5(b) for pole structures
(one unit with any number of poles) rupees two thousand and five
6(c) no separate
application fee shall be necessary for the accessory rooms essential
for the use of telecommunication tower or pole structures but permit
fee shill be remitted corresponding to their area as in the case
of a pucca building.
(7) For the purpose
of levying fee, the height of the tower shall be taken from the
base of the tower and not from the base of the building.
(8) The secretary
shall, if convinced of the boundaries and ownership of the plot,
plan and drawings and genuineness of the certificates, issue permit,
not later than 30 days from the date of receipt of application.
(9) The permit
issued under sub rule (8) shall be a work permit and the construction
or erection of telecommunication tower or telecommunication pole
structures or accessory rooms essential for the use of such tower
or pole structures shall be completed within one year from
the date of issue of permit.
(10) The period of
the permit shall be extended for a further period of one year if
an application for the same is submitted to the secretary, within
the valid period of the permit.
(11) The application
for extension of the period of permit shall be submitted in white
paper, typed or written in ink, affixed with necessary court fee
stamp; original permit shall also be attached.
(12) No application
fee shall be necessary for extension of period of permit but but
fee for extension shall be equal to fifty per cent of the fee for
original permit in force at the time of extension.
142. Completion Certificate.-
(1) After completion of
the work of the telecommunication tower or pole structure and accessory
rooms as per permit, the applicant and the engineer shall submit
to the Secretary completion certificate as in Form E and Form F
respectively, along with a certificate of structural safety/stability
of the tower and the building, if the tower or pole is constructed
over a building.
(2) The secretary
shall, if satisfied that the work has been completed as per permit,
issue use certificate as in Appendix H allotting a number, included
in a different series from that allotted to buildings, on the basis
of which the authorities concerned may allow power connection, etc.
for use of the service].