AP to ban unauthorised cutouts, flexis in public places

 M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 07, 2015


Unauthorised statues, cut outs and flexis in public places will soon find no place in Andhra Pradesh, if Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu implements his resolve.

The CM directed officials to remove those which were causing disturbance to commuters. It is more relevant because of the increase in the number of accidents and traffic congestion, an official release said.

Most of the unauthorised statues and cut-outs in the state are found to be on pavements, sideways and in public spaces. Naidu ordered officials to ensure that the statues are shifted and cut-outs of associations, political parties (irrespective of the party in question) are removed to ease the flow of traffic.

He added that the statues of national leaders could be shifted to compounds of government institutions.

Naidu explained that the Supreme Court had given orders on 18-1-2013 to take out unnecessary flexis and shift statues. He recollected that the state government had then issued a GO following the apex court’s orders. The High Court too has recently given orders to remove them before February 5th, in both the new states, following a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in the Court.

Given that the Chief Secretary had received the orders only on February 3rd, he has requested the Court, on behalf of the government of Andhra Pradesh, to grant some more time to take action.

The Chief Minister has asked officials to alert collectors on identifying these statues, cut-outs and flexis and convince people from the community to shift them to private spaces within 15 days.

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Published on February 07, 2015
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