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HC dismisses PIL against Tamil Nadu housing board

The tender has been finalised, work order issued, site handed over and the construction work is in progress from February 2016. 

Published: 12th February 2017 02:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2017 05:58 AM   |  A+A-

Madras High Court. (File photo)

Madras High Court. (File photo)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has dismissed a PIL alleging that Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) is putting up construction on a water body at Mogappair in Ambattur taluk.


When the petition from Padi Kalaivanar Nagar Makkal Seva Manram came up before the first bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice M Sundar on February 6, the board counsel submitted that permission to enter the land was granted as far back as in September 1984, lay-out was prepared and approved by CMDA in 1999.

Housing sites were sold to the general public by draw of  lots and a common area was handed over to the local body for future maintenance. In this approved lay-out plan, 36 cents at the southwest corner was reserved for future construction by the board and it is here that the board has proposed to construct 20 HIG flats and got approval from CMDA in July 2015. 


The tender has been finalised, work order issued, site handed over and the construction work is in progress from February 2016. 


He claimed that the present petition is not really a public interest litigation but one in a series of litigations to grab the land reserved for TNHB.  



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