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Corp’s Lethargy: Master Plan Stuck

The Corporation had in 2013 constituted a six-member special town planning committee with Mayor K Chandrika as ex-officio chairperson to examine the suggestions on the draft master plan

Published: 30th May 2014 10:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2014 10:58 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The draft master plan for the capital, which was to be amended following the persistent struggle of the residents of Kattayikonam and nearby areas, is again caught in trouble as the City Corporation has failed to make available the compiled suggestions and complaints of the councillors to the Town Planning Department.

The Corporation had in 2013 constituted a six-member special town planning committee with Mayor K Chandrika as ex-officio chairperson to examine the suggestions on the draft master plan.

 Despite sending repeated letters to the Corporation the compiled version is yet to reach the Town Planning Department. “All that we received from the Corporation is the copy of a council resolution, touching upon certain general aspects. But if the draft is to be amended, the recommendations from the committee have to reach us,” said Regional Town Planner S Ajaya Kumar.

Hence, further steps would be initiated after a meeting with Urban Affairs Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali.

 A conference of ward councillors had been convened in June 2013 to hear their suggestions. But after this meeting, according to sources, the committee did not meet to sort and compile the suggestions, numbering 196, including those from the residents. After compilation, the list has to get approved in the council and forwarded to the District Planning Committee for further procedures.



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