A move to prevent defacement of city, the civic administration of the city recently formed a committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Mayor Manish Kothe.And for achieving the target the civic body is planning on systematic implementation of cable system. Now the cable operators would have to seek prior permission from Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) before laying cable in city. As per the information, the cable wires hanging at various places need to be avoided as it gives a bad look to city.
During the meeting of committee they have also decided that NMC would enforce The Cable and Television Network (Regulation) Act 1995. Civic body would frame rules and regulation for cable operators and if they have to lay cable network, either underground or over ground, they would have to seek permission for which they would need to pay convenience fee to NMC. Also, civic body will have right to direct cable operators on the path to be taken for laying or pulling cable in larger interest of citizens and city. As per information, NMC will conduct a meeting about proposed regulation on January 21 and all the cable operators have been called for consultation in meeting.