Cabinet approves revision of policy for providing Defence land to operators

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a proposal for revision of policy of Ministry of Defence for providing its land to telecom operators for construction of Shared Communication Towers and allied Infrastructure.

It based on experience in implementing the policy and guidelines issued by Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for issue of clearance for installation of Mobile Towers.

The revised policy will cover allotment of Defence land on lease and grant of permission in Defence areas and Cantonments to Access Service Licensees and Companies registered with DoT as IP-I for setting up shared communication towers and allied infrastructure.

This will improve the quality of communication services in the Cantonments and Military Stations.

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