Tuesday, June 29, 2010

After May 30 MCD to remove all overhead cables and wires

Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has issued a public notice asking cable and broadband operators to remove all overhead wires by June 30. If the operators refuse to do so, the civic agency will initiate action and remove such wires itself.

With a majority of the cable operators yet to adhere to these orders, such an action by MCD might lead to interruption in cable services across the city in the coming days also affecting the telecast of FIFA matches.

There are around 2,000 cable operators in the capital. ‘‘I think cable operators have been given enough time to remove the overhead wires, which are an eyesore across the city. However, only a few of them have done the needful,’’ said president, National Cable and Telecom Association, Vikky Chaudhary.’’

The decision comes as part of the measures being taken to make Delhi look aesthetically beautiful before the Commonwealth Games. Said an MCD official: ‘‘Overhead wires look shabby. They pose danger and also spoil the beauty of the city. Several meetings have been held with the operators to facilitate their removal. The last date for removing the overhanging wires is now June 30.’’