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Need to amend building bylaws to encourage hotel industry: Yogi


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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday expressed the need to constitute Shahjahanpur Development Authority for the planned development of the district in the long-term.

During a meeting with the officials of the Housing Department, the CM said that in recent years several infrastructure development projects in Shahjahanpur and its surrounding areas have accelerated industrial growth in the district while the population has also increased.

He said, “During the first term of the current government, Shahjahanpur was designated a municipal corporation. With an existing regulated area and the recent preparation of the Master Plan-2031, it is now necessary to set up the Shahjahanpur Development Authority.”

Yogi emphasised that while constituting the development authority, it is crucial to ensure that the inhabited land in the villages under its jurisdiction is not declared as green land to avoid causing any inconvenience to the residents.

He said that numerous government buildings in various state districts are either unused or incomplete. “These buildings should be identified, completed, and put to good use,” he said.

Discussing the development of the hotel industry, the CM said that efforts to promote the state’s tourism potential have made UP a top destination for tourists. “Currently, the state attracts the highest number of domestic tourists in the country. This positive trend has created significant opportunities for the hotel industry, with a growing demand for more hotels. To support this industry, changes in building bylaws are necessary,” he said.

He said that the minimum land requirements and the minimum width of access roads for hotels with 6 to 20 rooms in residential areas should be revised. “Additionally, stringent standards must be adhered to for critical aspects such as parking, security and fire safety,” he said.

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