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Haryana notifies Communication Policy 2013

The Haryana Government today notified its Communication and Connectivity Infrastructure Policy-2013 to encourage use of latest technology advancements in the telecom sector.

Written by Charanjit Ahuja | Chandigarh |
Updated: February 6, 2014 3:52:15 pm

The Haryana Government today notified its Communication and Connectivity Infrastructure Policy-2013 to encourage use of latest technology advancements in the telecom sector.

The technology that is likely to be introduced under the new policy includes Fibre to the Home and innovative business models such as the Open Access Network where physical access to the network is separated from the delivery of services.

Also,the policy provides a futuristic roadmap for creation of an enabling infrastructure through pre-laid Optic Fibre Cable with sufficient bandwidth in proper ducts as part of the development infrastructure so as to allow multiple service providers to use the same infrastructure on sharing basis rather than the clamour for space by multiple infrastructure providers on individual basis.

Any telecom infrastructure provider registered with the Department of Telecommunications or any telecom services provider licensed from the Department of Telecommunication or an infrastructure provider duly authorised by a licensee to lay the communication and connectivity infrastructure is eligible to seek permissions under this policy to lay OFC,erect Ground Based Masts (GBMs),Mobile and Communication Towers within the areas of Urban Local Bodies or other state agencies such as the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC).

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The permissions for Right of Way (RoW) or Right of Use (RoU) for laying the communication infrastructure and associated installations may be granted for the period applied for,as may be prescribed in the license or authorisation by the competent authority,subject to a maximum of 20 years. This period would be further co-terminus with the period of lease (for land or/and building) entered into between the applicant or operator and the landowner.

Each Department,statutory authority,state agency shall appoint a Nodal whose particulars and contact details shall be published on its website along with his or her contact details. Each application shall be duly scrutinized by the concerned designated nodal officer who may seek such additional information from the Applicant Service Provider/ Operator,as may be considered necessary for scrutiny of the application.

No GBM or Tower Structures shall be allowed to be installed by any Applicant,Service Infrastructure Provider unless a Structure Stability/Safety Certificate (SSC) is obtained from one of the institutes that is any of the IITs, PEC University of Technology,Chandigarh,National Institute of Technology,Kurukshetra,Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) Roorkee or any such reputed institution. If from the date of the notification of this policy any communication infrastructure has already been installed for which either permission has not been applied for or not granted by the competent authority,the Infrastructure or service provider shall be required to apply for the same with in a period of 90 days to get such unauthorised action compounded. It would be subject to the condition that such communication infrastructure fulfils the conditions prescribed in this policy.

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