Shimla: In order to de-congest the hills from ever increasing number of mobile phone towers, the state would explore the possibility of replacing them with environment friendly tower tube systems.
Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal asked officers to explore the feasibility of using the modified technology after a senior executives from Erricson World, the Swedish company made a presentation here on Monday evening.
Speaking after seeing the presentation, Dhumal said the proposed Tower Tube system is environment friendly that has the capability to provide service to large number of mobile users, while using renewable energy like solar and wind energy for operations and could do without the need for air conditioning.
With the giant steel structures erected for setting up mobile phone connectivity was proving to be an environmental hazard, land required for setting up tower tubes was less and would be a self sustaining futuristic common infrastructural facility to the people, he said.
The new system would help in strengthening tourism in the state. Eco-friendly tower facilities would help to expand internet, WIFI, broadband, 3G and 4G services down to village level and the government would look into all aspects and consider it for implementation, said the chief minister.
The Erricson World team led by vice president commercial, Tony Ficrentincs, systems manager Magnus Fagerberg and Head-Chennai sales Kapil Mittal, in their presentation talked about the advantages of the new system over the prevailing towers that would help to de-congest many hill tops and residential areas.