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Survey to identify illegal religious structures in Delhi


New Delhi:

The Delhi government today decided to conduct a survey to identify illegal religious structures which have come up on public street, park and other public places across the city.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The revenue department has been tasked to conduct the survey and prepare a list of all such structures.

Officials said the city government decided to carry out the survey following a Supreme Court directive.

"This will give us clear picture on the total number of such structures. Revenue department has been  asked to coordinate with all the other departments and file a report," they said.

The government is also likely to fix responsibilities on officials as they are often found to turn a blind eye to
unauthorised constructions.

Story first published on: November 21, 2012 22:56 (IST)

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