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HC tells TN govt to publish master plan for Kodaikanal

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The has directed the to publish the amended master plan for the hill station of within 12 weeks.

A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam recently disposed of a plea by a resident in this regard after recording the submissions of authorities that the amended master plan would be published soon.

In his petition, S sought to restrain the authorities from taking stringent action against any building in the hill station till the finalisation of the master plan.

The bench, recording the submissions by the Deputy Director, Town and Country Planning, directed the authorities concerned to take effective steps to publish the amended master plan for local planning area within 12 weeks from the date of receipt of its order.

The deputy director's counter affidavit said consent was given for the preparation of a master plan following a government order of September 21, 2016.

A notification was issued as well on October 5, 2016 inviting suggestions and objections to the proposed master plan prepared by the Kodaikanal Local Planning authorities.

Following this, 107 petitions giving suggestions as well as objections were received.

A resolution approving the amended plan is in place and the official process to publish the amended master plan very soon is underway, the submitted.

Recording the submissions, the bench ordered the finalisation of the matter.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 17:40 IST