CHENNAI: The first bench of Madras High Court has directed the CMDA to expedite the process of applications seeking planning permission for construction of new buildings in the City.
Hoping that the CMDA would not give any cause to the court for initiation of contempt proceedings, the bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh directed the agency to process the applications and pass orders as quickly as possible.
The bench was passing orders on a PIL from Confederation of Real Estate Developer’s Association of India (CREDAI), which alleged that processing of applications for planning permission for construction of new buildings has come to a standstill due to the Assembly elections.
When the matter came up before the bench last week, counsel for Election Commission washed off their hands by stating that the EC was in no way concerned with the issue. The CMDA counsel stated that the applications would not be kept in abeyance and that they would be processed expeditiously as per the provisions of the TN Town and Country Planning Act. Recording the submission, the bench disposed of the PIL.