Radiation of mobile towers and transmitters has always been a major concern for everyone in India. In metro cities like Mumbai, the level of mobile radiation has moved beyond the safety limits. Catering to the need to reduce the problems related to mobile tower radiation, the Indian Department of Telecom (DoT) is all set to launch ‘Tarang Sanchar’ portal which will check mobile towers’ radiation compliance across India.
The portal also allows its users to request to get a particular base transceiver station (BTS) tested by the DoT for assessing compliance level of its electro-magnetic frequency (EMF).
Key Features of the ‘Tarang Sanchar’ Portal:
- The portal has been populated with data from 12.5 lakh base transceiver stations (BTS).
- The portal will enable users to view tower-specific details like the mobile operator and the supporting technology i.e. 2G, 3G, or 4G.
- The users can also get radiation of a particular mobile tower checked by government, by paying a fee of Rs. 5,000.
- Portal has been set up by the DoT in close co-ordination with the telecom industry.
- The users can also check whether the mobile tower meet electro-magnetic frequency (EMF), by simply putting a specific request to the DoT.
- The mobile towers will be tested free by the DoT if the prescribed ceiling in a specific service area for BTS testing has already been reached.
- Licensee is required for submitting an EMF self-certification to the Term Cell for every BTS.
- Mobile connectivity is a necessity today. The portal is aimed to make the entire process online using digital signature.
- The portal will showcase Digital India and paperless activity.
The portal has gathered the tower-specific data from all service providers. The will portal also symbolise a green initiative, because through the portal the entire data will flow electronically from operators to the Telecom Department of India.