BBMP is zooming in on illegal religious buildings
R eligious structures that have come up illegally on roads and footpaths will soon be reduced to debris.
Following stern warning from the
On Tuesday, BBMP Commissioner N
In a previous survey, officials had identified 1,588 unauthorised religious buildings. The High Court, however, was not happy with the report as it did not have details such as whether the building is located on government property, was it constructed without permission and other details. The first report had identified around 400
No instructions were given with regard to removal of statues of late actors built on government properties.
Meanwhile, the Com-missioner told officials not to bow down to the pressure from elected representatives or local leaders as identifying illegal religious structures is an order from the High Court.
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Safety on road
Following a recent fatal accident of a medico on Hennur main road due to bad road, BBMP commissioner instructed officials to provide proper barricades, illumination facility and sign boards in places where the infrastructure work is currently in progress. He also directed engineers to ensure other government agencies such as
At the High Court
n The BBMP had in the last week of January told the High Court that there are 1,588 illegal unauthorised religious structures in Bengaluru
n The court was not satisfied and wanted to know the manner in which the survey was carried out. The Palike has now been given time till Feb 26 to file a complete affidavit