Rs 20 lakhs penalty on 2 telecom service providers for damaging roads


According to an official statement, two telecom service providers have been slapped a penalty of Rs 20 lakh each for allegedly damaging roads while laying optical fibre lines in Greater Noida.


It further stated that residents had repeatedly complained about the broken roads to the local Greater Noida Authority as they were facing a lot of trouble.


Telecom service providers Reliance Digital Company and Airtel‘s local vendor Telesonic Network were laying optical fibre along the roads in sectors Beta 1 and Beta 2 of Greater Noida to further improve their mobile and broadband network. Because of the work, the roads had got damaged and the upset residents had complained about it to the authority,” the Greater Noida Authority said.


The companies were not even getting the roads repaired. On instructions of the authority’s CEO Narendra Bhooshan, the Commercial Department has imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh each on Jio Digital Company and Airtel’s local vendor Telesonic Network,” it said in the statement.


Both the telecom service providers have been asked to remit the fine amount within 15 days, failing which legal action would be initiated against them, the authority said.


Until the fine is paid, the authority has asked the service providers to stop laying the optical fibre and ensure that the roads are repaired completely and brought back to original form, according to the statement.