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Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021

  • 29 Oct 2021
  • 2 min read

Why in News

Recently, the Central Government has notified the Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021.

  • The rule aims to incorporate the provisions related to nominal one-time compensation and uniform procedure for establishment of Overground Telegraph Line in the Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, 2016.

Key Points

  • About:
    • Compensation: The amount of one-time compensation for establishment of an overground telegraph line will be a maximum one thousand rupees per kilometre.
    • Right of Way (RoW): These amendments will ease RoW related permission procedures for establishment and augmentation of digital communications infrastructure across the country.
      • Earlier, the RoW Rules had covered only underground Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) and mobile towers.
    • Fees: There will be no fee other than Administrative fee and Restoration charges for establishing, maintaining, transferring or shifting the underground and overground telegraph infrastructure.
  • Significance:

Source: PIB

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