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Nagpur Municipal Corporation slaps fine on telecom company

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has imposed a fine of around Rs 2.25 crore on Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) for various violations. Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited had dug trenches on tar as well as cement roads, However, it only allowed horizontal drilling, and the restoration was of low quality.

It was also reported that Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited had dug a ditch on the Tar Road in Sahakar Nagar for optical fiber cabling, despite being permitted to do the work through Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technology. Engineers of Laxmi Nagar Zone and the Hotmix Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation were also aware of this but did not take any action.

Engineers of Hotmix department take necessary action after verification. Accordingly, a team of Hotmix Department under the leadership of Executive Engineer Kamlesh Chauhan inspected the work being done by Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B directed.

An engineer from the Nagpur Municipal Corporation hotmix department has said that Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited was allowed to execute the works through horizontal directional drilling technology on tar as well as inter-locking tiles on cement concrete roads. But Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited had dug a trench at three places, Ajni, Sahakar Nagar, and Jaitala. Due to this, a fine of about Rs 2.25 crore has been imposed on Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.

NMC Hotmix imposed fine
The engineer has said that Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has been instructed to stop the work with immediate effect. They will ensure the restoration works, and then take a decision on allowing the works to resume once again.

An Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited spokesperson has assured to deliver a version.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has dug a moat between Ajni Square and Chuna Bhatti Square along with inter-locking tiles of cement concrete road.

The department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation Hotmix has also imposed a fine for ditching the roads. And so far no fine has been imposed for poor restoration. If this road is renovated at Ajni at its own expense, then the civic body will suffer a huge loss.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited had laid the cable across the city in the year 2015 to launch 4G. A two-year-old boy allegedly fell into a ditch dug by Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited on North Ambazari Road and died due to this. At Sitabuldi police station case has been registered. At that time Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited was found to be violating the norms and had to face penalties due to this. Nagpur Oranges

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