Vodafone, BPL remove their towers from a building

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Thane, Nov 29 (UNI) Mobile service providers Vodafone and BPL today removed their towers, erected on a building adjacent to the Thane district court, following the dismissal of their petition by the Bombay High Court recently.

Vodafone and BPL had challenged the Thane Municipal Corporation's (TMC) order to remove the towers from the court's vicinity.

Apprehending threat to the structure of a building due to installation of towers by both the service providers, a city-based lawyer S S Bhutala had filed a complaint with the TMC seeking removal of these towers.

The TMC administration ordered both BPL and Vodafone to remove their towers forthwith, else warned that it would pull them down.

However, the service providers challenged this order in the High Court, which dismissed the petition and asked the corporation to go ahead with its plan.

The service providers then moved the Supreme Court, challenging the High Court's order. But, the apex court upheld the high court's order on Friday.

Following the dismissal of their petition, both the service providers on their own pulled down their towers from the building.

Talking to the media here today, Mr Bhutala said the order of the Supreme Court was applicable to the entire country and no tower should be installed on the buildings.

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