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Court notice to Uttar Pradesh government over statues


Lucknow : The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Wednesday directed the government to reply to a public interest litigation that alleged the statues installed at the crossings in this Uttar Pradesh capital were disrupting the flow of traffic.

A petition filed by Satveer Singh Yadav, a lawyer, said the big statues constructed at various roundabouts in the city by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo and Chief Minister Mayawati were disrupting traffic.

“While the roundabouts are aimed at easing traffic, those set up in Lucknow with big statues have emerged as stumbling blocks for the commuters,” alleges Yadav.

The court directed the state government to file its reply before the next hearing on July 10.

Earlier, the Lucknow bench, while hearing another petition, had asked the town planning department about rules regarding constructions along the roads and crossings.

Responding to the court order, the department had said no construction above three feet is allowed on either side of the roads or at the crossings. The court June 29, 2005 ordered removal of all constructions taller than three feet.