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Retired Judge to Inspect Bldgs in George Town

Published: 19th December 2014 06:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2014 06:09 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The First Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday entrusted the task of identifying buildings constructed in George Town area in violation of Development Regulation Rules post July 1, 2007 to the committee presided by Justice S Rajeswaran (retired).

The Bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan committed the work to the retired judge, while passing further interim orders on a PIL from social activist ‘Traffic’ KR Ramaswamy. When the matter came up earlier on August 7 last, the Bench had directed Advocate-General AL Somayaji to place before it the steps and mechanism, to deal with the issue of regularisation after consultation with all concerned. Accordingly, the AG filed the status report, which said the government was proposing to constitute four survey teams consisting of officials of Chennai Corporation and CMDA to identify such buildings and take action.

The identification process has already started. The CMDA is collecting details of all planning permission accorded in GT area from its office and also from Town Planning Wing of the Chennai Corporation. After going through the report, the Bench entrusted the task of identifying and overseeing the work to the Justice Rajeswaran Committee.

The matter is adjourned till April 24.

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