Panel formed for 4G, electronic security and surveillance - The New Indian Express

Panel formed for 4G, electronic security and surveillance

Published: 19th August 2013 09:32 AM

Last Updated: 19th August 2013 09:32 AM

With the fourth generation broadband wireless access services (4G) and electronic security and surveillance system scheduled to be rolled out in the state by Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, the state government has constituted a committee for examining issues like land for ground-based mast poles for implementation of city surveillance camera network, right of way (ROW) and duct system.

The Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) department recently constituted the committee by issuing necessary orders for examining and considering the proposal of technical, feasibility costs and designing of duct and other issues.

The committee consists of the GHMC commissioner as chairman; engineer-in-chiefs (ENCs) of HMWSS&B, roads and buildings, public health, chief engineer of Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited as members; while the GHMC engineer-in-chief is the member/convener.

For examining the proposal of technical feasibility, costing and designing of duct, the committee met on Saturday at the GHMC head office constituted under the chairmanship of GHMC commissioner, MT Krishna Babu. It was attended by M Satyanarayana (ENC HMWS&SB), Ziauddin,(CE, HMRL), Chinna Reddy (SE, R&B representative of ENC R&B), K Pandu Ranga Rao, (ENC, Public Health) and R Dhan Singh (member and convenor).

It may be recalled that the IT&C department convened a meeting last month on the issue of rollout of broadband wireless access services across India and the implementation of the process of deploying 4G broadband wireless access services in the state, as it will be a big technological step forward for the state.

It will become a catalyst for economic growth in the state, more effectively with regard to (1) electronic surveillance (2) improved e-governance (3)tele-education (4)improved health care using tele-medicine (5) access to information and  entertainment - anytime, anywhere on any device across the state.

For implementing this, land is required for ground-based mast poles for implementation of city surveillance camera network. Right of Way (ROW) permission for laying Optic Fiber Cable using a mix of HDD horizontal directional drilling and open trenching techniques including the permission to carry out self-restoration by the company concerned along with other issues.

The issue relating to ducting was also discussed and it was opined that ROW is conditional and not absolute or free. In case ducting is not feasible at any given place, then road cutting permission can be accorded as per rules.

The cost of ducting has to be paid as rent for capital works and O&M. It was further informed that the ULBs are local self-governed and only the government can formulate polices to be implemented by the ULBs.

The other issue relates to the lease of government lands for locating ground-based masts/towers and permission for aerial cabling, including installation of poles and use of existing poles (municipal and AP Transco).

Sites where towers are proposed are to be inspected as per rules keeping in view of the directions of the Supreme Court of India.

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