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.’’