MUSSOORIE, August 29
The installation of poles for the cables by the Jio mobile company on the roadsides of the markets in Landour bazaar area has irked many in Mussoorie. The residents are of the view that more than one crore was spent by MDDA in getting all electricity wires underground to keep the town free from the web of hanging wires and keeping the town beautiful but installation of poles by the mobile company was nothing but defeating the purpose for which the underground electricity cabling was done in first place few years ago.
The residents say that no permission has been taken from any government agency by the said company to erect poles on the sides of the road for laying down the mobile cable wires, but the company is continuing the work with impunity. They demanded from the Municipal council to stop the work immediately as it was defacing the town and damaging its beauty.
When contacted the Executive Officer Municipal council M.L. Shah said that the contractor has been told to stop the work immediately and the Jio mobile company has been served a show cause notice for continuing with the work without any formal permission from the Municipal board of Mussoorie. He said that the mobile company was given permission for underground cabling and not above the ground hence the pole erecting work was being done illegally. He said that if the company restarts the work again then punitive action will be taken against it.