Erection of Statues

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GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH ABSTRACT Statues – Installation/Erection of Statues/Monuments in Major District Roads/Rural Roads in A.P. State – Guidelines prescribed – Orders – Issued.

TRANSPORT, ROADS & BUILDINGS (R.I) DEPARTMENT G.O.Ms.No.55 Dated : 8th April, 2003. Read the following:From the CE(R&B) Roads, Hyderabad’, Dt.27.9.2001. ORDER: In the reference read above, the Chief Engineer(R&B) Roads has requested Government to issue guidelines on erection of Statues on roads in Andhra Pradesh State. 2. Government, after careful examination of the proposal, hereby issue the following

guidelines for installation/erection of statues/monuments. 1. No new statues should be permitted for erection on any R&B Roads henceforth by the R&B Department. Existing statues that are located on traffic islands and not obstructing view of the drivers/traffic may continue and the statues causing inconvenience to the public accidents etc. shall be removed and kept in safer places with the permission from the concerned authorities. Maintenance shall however be done by the concerned Agencies/ Organisations/ Departments. Each Executive Engineer shall maintain a list of statues in his jurisdiction and take up with the concerned agency and formalize the responsibility of maintenance. 2. In regard to statues already approved for Hyderabad city, such statue erection works should be completed within a period of one month from the date of issue of this G.O. and henceforth no permission should be given by the Collector or concerned authorities as the case may be for erection of new status without the approval of Government (R&B Department). 3. For statues that have already been erected without proper permission, the concerned Collector should review the structure with the concerned Statue erection organisations and such statues should be removed or located with the permission of the Collector or concerned authorities as the case may be following the guidelines wherever necessary. Such organisations should be penalized for an amount of Rs.10,000/- in case of erection without prior permission of the Collector/concerned authorities as the case may be. They should also bear the cost of relocation/removal of statues etc.


4. If statues/monuments are unavoidable on roads, they should be located only on large traffic islands, Public gardens, parks, premises of Government buildings, town halls or places of public importance. In case, any approval of Government is required, recommendation by a Statue Committee headed by the District Collector and comprising Superintendent of Police, Superintending Engineers(R&B), Chairman/CEO, Local Municipal Body, Superintending Engineers(PR), Superintending Engineer (AP Transco) and the concerned Executive Engineer(R&B) is mandatory. This Committee, which may also draft if necessary representatives of other Departments, should examine all aspects before making any recommendation including possibility of proposed statues obstructing the flow of traffic, future expansion of roads & the design of the roads, the water supply and sewerage pipe lines, electrical and telephone wires and cables as well as the local situation. The size of the statue/ monument, metal used & the design should also be considered and a site plan shall be prepared and approved by Committee before forwarding to the Government. 5. The concerned organisation who wants to install/ erect the Statue/monuments should procure land on payment of compensation to the concerned land owners/ concerned department as the case may be. 6. The concerned organisation/department should complete the erection works of statues/monuments within a period of three months from the date of issue of permission by the Collector or concerned authorities as the case may be. 7. In case, if any organisation fails to complete the erection of statue within the stipulated period of three months from the date of receipt of permission, such organisation should seek renewal of permission for a further period of three months and if they fail to seek renewal, it will be construed that permission issued will be deemed to have been cancelled. 8. Maintenance of the Statues/monuments, cost of erection, clearance of essential services i.e. shifting/realigning etc, of electrical/telecom wires, drainage lines etc. on the proposed site of erection of statue/monument on R&B road must be borne by the sponsoring agency/department and in no circumstances will be borne by the R&B department. 9. The organisation will have no claim on land, on which it is permitted to install the statue/monument and the ownership of the land will continue to vest with the Department. 10. After the approval from the Government is obtained, the sponsoring organisation./ department must also obtain the clearance of the municipal corporations/ municipalities/Urban Development Authorities/Panchayats/R&B department/ Electricity authorities/ Water/drainage authorities concerned wherever necessary before actual execution. 11. The Agency/organisation/department responsible for maintenance of statue/ monument on R&B roads must be clearly spelt out and the concurrence of the organisation obtained at the time of taking up the project. The organisation responsible for maintaining the landscape of the area should also be clearly specified.


12. If any damage is caused to the erected statue/monument, it should be replaced with a new statue/monument or repairs should be taken up within a period of one month and completed and all the expenditure should be borne by the concerned installation organisation, otherwise, the organisation may be penalized by the concerned authorities for an amount of Rs.10,000/- for each month of delay. 13. The permission for erection of statues should be given only in exceptional cases. Erection of statues at Road junctions or busy traffic points should not be permitted. 14. The organisations seeking permission to erect statues should clearly indicate the dates on which any function is likely to be organised in a year. The type of function to be organized should not obstruct the traffic in any manner and period of such functions, when permitted, should be very brief (not more than ten to fifteen minutes) 15. Statues of persons with criminal record should not be permitted. 16. Statues that are likely to appeal to narrow sectarian ideologies, or likely to cause disaffection amongst people or extol violence/hatred should not be permitted at public places. 17. These guidelines are applicable for all R&B roads and the Right of way and also the lands abutting to R&B roads. 18. An undertaking must be taken from the organisation that they will abide by the decision taken by R&B Department from time to time in regard to installation/erection of Statue/Monument. (BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) J.RAMBABU SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
To The Engineer-in-Chief(R&B), Admn., Hyderabad. The Chief Engineer (R&B) Roads, Hyderabad. The Chief Engineer(R&B) National Highways, Hyderabad. The Managing Director, Road Development Corporation, Hyderabad. Copy to: The MA & UD Department. The P.R & R.D. Department/The Revenue Department. The Energy Department/The Home Department All District Collectors The Director General of Police, Hyderabad. All Superintendent of Police in the State. The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. The Engineer-in-Chief, Panchayat Raj Department, Hyderabad. The Commissioner, Panchayat Raj Department, Hyderabad. The Commissioner, Hyderabad Metro Water Service & Sewerage Board, Hyderabad. The Commissioner, Rural Water Supply, Hyderabad. The Commissioner, Information & Public Relations, Hyderabad. Joint Secretary to Chief Minister P.S. to Minister (R&B) P.S. to Chief Secretary P.S. to Spl. C.S./P.A. to Joint Secretary (R) TR&B Dept., All Roads Section. SF/SC //FORWARDED BY ORDER// SECTION OFFICER


Office of the Chief Engineer (R&B) Roads, Errummanzil, Hyderabad. Memo No.40412/TA.12/AE/97 Sub:Dated 7-5-2003.

R&B Department – Statues – Installation Erection of statues/ Monuments in M.D.R./ Rural Roads in A.P. State Guidelines prescribed – communicated – Regarding. 1) G.O.Ms.No.55, Transport (R&B) Department, Govt. of A.P., dated 8.4.2003.


***** A copy of the reference cited, is herewith communicated to all the Superintending Engineer(R&B) dealing with the State (R&B) Roads for information and necessary action.

Encl.: Reference cited above. Sd/For Chief Engineer(R&B)(Roads)

To All the Superintending Engineers(R&B) dealing the state (R&B) Roads.


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