Officials get notices on Charminar safety

Published: 29th March 2013 10:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2013 10:20 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Thursday suo motu took up a news item as a public interest petition and ordered issue of notices to the authorities concerned for filing counter affidavits with regard to raising the compound wall of the Charminar police station, in violation of heritage precincts rules.

A division bench comprising acting chief justice NV Ramana and justice Vilas V Afzulpurkar was dealing with the news item published in English dailies. After ordering notices to the authorities, it posted the case for hearing on April 1.

The news report said: “The Charminar police station has violated the heritage precincts rules by raising the compound wall, but the Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) is blissfully ‘unaware’ of it. The authorities concerned do not care to stop the violations taking place right under their nose.”

“Besides, Charminar, the 400-year-old heritage monument, is turning black due to air pollution and its plaster is peeling off due to constant vibrations caused by passing vehicles.”

Chief secretary, principal secretaries of home, municipal administration and urban development, archaeology and museums, DGP, city police commissioner, Hyderabad district collector, GHMC commissioner, member-secretary of AP Pollution Control Board, ASI director-general and director and station house officer of Charminar police station were named as respondents.

Stay up to date on all the latest Hyderabad news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp