Manipur Right of Way (RoW) (Amendment) Policy, 2022 for Mobile Towers, OFC and Telecom Infrastructure

Jan 25, 2023 | by TeamLease RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific ComplianceThe Department of Technology, Government of Manipur on January 20, 2023, published the Manipur Right of Way (RoW) (Amendment) Policy, 2022 for Mobile Towers, OFC, and Telecom Infrastructure to further amend the Manipur Right of Way (RoW) Policy, 2019 for Mobile Towers, OFC and Telecom Infrastructure.

This shall come into force on January 20, 2023.

The following has been stated namely: -

• The policy lays down various definitions such as “Mobile towers”, “small cell” etc.

• The Policy will facilitate the following namely: -

 a) A standard approach for the proliferation of Dense Small Cell Infrastructure. 

 b) Usage of street furniture for installation of small cells, Wi-Fi antenna, other micro telecom equipment, and telegraph/telecom line.

• In para 5 which states “Application for Permission” (1) after sub-Para-9, the following shall be inserted, namely: -

a) The area of the overground telegraph/telecom infrastructure (mobile tower) proposed to be established shall be the area occupied by the mobile tower and the supporting infrastructures, such as base transceiver station, engine alternator, etc. at the ground.

b) The area of the underground telegraph/telecom infrastructure proposed to be established shall be the length of the duct multiplied by the diameter of the duct multiplied by the number of the ducts. "duct" means a pipe, permanently lubricated or of any other kind, used as underground cable conduit for telegraph/telecom line.

c) Every application for permission under this policy shall be made by the licensee on an electronic portal developed by the Central Government or State Government.

d)Every application for permission under this policy for the establishment of overground including Aerial/Overhead OFCs or underground telecom infrastructure shall be accompanied by a fee to meet administrative expenses for examination of the application and the proposed work as the appropriate authority may, by general order, deem fit. Provided that the one-time fee to meet administrative expenses accompanying every application shall not exceed the amount specified in Schedule I.

e) Overground Telegraph/Telecom Infrastructure shall also include Aerial/overhead OFCs.

f) Minimum height clearance of Aerial OFC laid on electrical poles shall be as per technical suitability/design.

g) Application and Issuance of all NOCs, wherever applicable, from agencies such as PWD Manipur, Forest, NHIDCL, etc. shall be done through the State RoW Portal as soon as the feasibility of the portal is developed.

Disclaimer: refer to the document to view further amendments and the schedule

 

[Notification No. IT/2/2020-DITC-DIT]


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