The Mayawati regime that rule Uttar Pradesh previously is under flak for having razed a heritage building at the Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University, a heritage building. This has been reported by the Comptroller and Auditor General in the report prepared in March 2011. The report was presented in the UP assembly on Monday. The ASI had declared it a heritage building in 1920.
The CAG report states that Mayawati regime brought down the heritage building situated on the campus without taking permission from the Archaelogical Survey of India. Further worse, the mandatory ‘No Objection Certificate’ was also not procured either. The report also states that the remains of the building was sold for a paltry amount of Rs.14.63 lakh. The building was supposed to have been constructed in 1914, in the Avadh architectural design.
Also present in the report are statements made by a group of engineers who were part of the demolition drive. The report states that they had made a plea to the government not to raze the structure before informing the ASI or taking its permission. However, it is said that their pleas fell on deaf ears.
Following the demolition of the building, the Mayawati government constructed in its spot, an ultra-modern structure in the medical university campus. The entire construction resulted in the spending of Rs.28.30 crore.
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