Website on India`s mobile tower radiation levels coming soon
25 June, 2014
News and Updates / Software
Want to know if the phone tower near your residence is emitting radiations within safe levels or not, Just log on to the national electromagnetic field (EMF) emission portal that will list every mobile phone tower in the country.
The portal, which is in its last stage of testing, is expected to come online early next year.
"The industry and the department of telecommunications are working on a website that will list every cell tower in the country by location and whether it is compliant or not compliant. It`s in beta testing mode and we will take another two months to complete the testing," Rajan S Mathews, director general, Cellular Operators Association of India, told reporters here on Monday.
"After that it will take another nine months to roll it out," he said.
He said local operators are responsible for putting the information in the database and the department of telecommunications will verify the information. Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra have been tested for the platform so far.
This initiative is part of the central government`s aim to debunk "myths" surrounding emissions from cell phone towers, he said.