The BMC won't allow installation of 4G cell phone towers until a study regarding the effects of radiation emanating from the same on one's health is completed, mayor Sunil Prabhu said. Speaking to the media after a meeting of the group leaders in BMC, Prabhu said the civic body has been instructed to carry out a study by forming a committee of experts in this regard.
"The BMC has received applications seeking permission for installation 4G cell towers. However, we don't know up to what level the towers will emanate radiation. Hence, we have instructed the administration to find out the possible effects of the same on residents' health," he added.
The group leaders took the decision after the issue was mooted for discussion by Samajwadi Party group leader Rais Shaikh referring to a 70-foot-tall 4G tower on a private land in Chembur. BMC chief Sitaram Kunte has served a notice to the private player that has installed the tower, Prabhu said.