Lucknow : After a high court order, the Uttar Pradesh government is all set to raze religious structures built on sides of roads, highways, pavements and lanes post 2011
The government has asked district officials to submit a list of such structures to the principal secretary or the secretary concerned. Then after this, he/she will submit a detailed report to the chief secretary in the next two months.
An official statement read, “As directed by the government, no structure/construction of religious nature should be allowed on public roads (including highways), streets, pavements, road sides, lanes etc. If any such structure/construction has been built after January 1, 2011, it should be removed immediately.”
Instructions have been issued in accordance with the order of the high court. It was further said in the statement that if the structure was built before the above mentioned date, a policy would be formed to remove it too within six months.
Recently, the Bengaluru civic body too formed a comprehensive policy for removal or relocation or regularisation of illegal religious structures, constructed prior to September 29, 2009, on public streets, parks and other public places.