According to the Tower and Infrastructure Suppliers Association (Taipa), about 18 states have so far permitted or notified their RoW Insurance policies, which are mostly aligned with the DoT RoW Principles 2016.
Out of the remaining states and UTs, Delhi, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry, Sikkim, J&K, Ladakh and Mizoram are in discussions for formulating their RoW policies, Taipa explained in a statement.
Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Dadra & Nagar Haveli have not formulated any plan till now.
“Adoption of RoW Rules, Nov’2016 and implementation thereof in a constant fashion in all the states will not only streamline trouble totally free proper of way procedures but will also outcome in powerful and more rapidly readiness of the states for contributing to linked Electronic India roadmap,” Taipa Director Standard TR Dua stated in the statement.
In accordance to Taipa, some of the essential states these types of as Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry, Punjab and Gujarat are extremely unwilling to adopt Indian Telegraph RoW Policies.
“Taipa has been rigorously coordinating with these states for the past 3-4 a long time vide numerous representations and submissions and meetings, nevertheless, there is no adjust in their attitude,” Dua said.
“We ask for the DoT to kindly impress upon these remaining state governments to expedite adoption of Indian Telegraph RoW November 2016 to facilitate fast roll out of crucial and significantly wanted telecom infrastructure,” he additional.
The RoW policies present for a framework to give approvals for setting up telecom towers and laying fibre cables, and settle disputes in a time-bound method, amongst others, the statement explained.