As per industry sources, a penalty of Rs 2 million each has been slapped on two telecom service providers in Greater Noida for allegedly damaging roads while laying optical fibre lines in the city.

As per sources, residents were facing a lot of trouble due to the broken roads and had repeatedly complained about it to the local Greater Noida Authority, it stated.

The concerned authority has asked the two firms to remit the fine amount within 15 days, failing which legal action would be initiated against them.

Till then, the authority has asked the service providers to stop laying the optical fibre and ensure that the roads are repaired completely and brought back to original form.