DoT notifies Indian Telegraph (Infrastructure Safety) Rules, 2022 to prevent damages to telecom infrastructure

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has notified the Indian Telegraph (Infrastructure Safety) Rules, 2022 to protect telecom infrastructure from damages. As per the rules, any person who wants to dig or excavate any property that could cause damage to the telegraph infrastructure or interrupt telegraphic communication must provide a prior notice to the licensee through a common portal by submitting the information of such digging or excavation prior to the commencement of such exercise. Further, any person who has dug or excavated any property in such a manner causing damage to a telegraph infrastructure shall be liable to pay the damage charges to the telegraph authority.