Minister Talasani warns of action against 25,000 illegal buildings in Hyderabad

Update: 2023-01-20 18:43 GMT
Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav address the party activists for the TRS formation day celebrations on April 27th. (Photo:DC)

Hyderabad: Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Friday said the state government would initiate action against the 25,000 illegal buildings in the city based on the recommendations of a high-level committee that has been constituted by the state government. It will recommend measures to deal with illegal buildings in the wake of the fire accident at Ramgopalpet on Thursday.

Speaking to the media here on Friday, Yadav slammed Union minister G. Kishan Reddy for 'politicising' the fire incident.

"It's not possible to demolish all illegal structures overnight given that there could be nearly 25,000 such buildings like the one in Ramgopalpet . We are also holding a high-level meeting on January 25 on this issue.

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, will submit a report on the quality standards of the building in Ramgopalpet that has been ravaged. We will take action based on the NIT report," he said.

The minister came down heavily against Kishan Reddy for alleging that the state government was regularising illegal buildings for revenue generation.

Dubbing Kishan Reddy as 'ignorant', Yadav said "No buildings were regularised under BRS (Building Regularisation Scheme) after we came to power. The BRS announced in November 2015 was stayed by the High Court a month later and the case is still pending.

“How can we regularise illegal buildings when there is a case pending in the High Court?" he wondered.

He reminded Reddy that 180 people died in Gujarat when a bridge collapsed. He said it was not proper to use accidents for political mileage.

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