Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority panel to review 6-acre reclassification – The New Indian Express


Express press service

CHENNAI: A high-level committee comprised of senior officials from the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), Department of Water Resources, Department of Revenue and the Greater Chennai Corporation will review the proposal to reclassify six acres of land at Nandambakkam, which is marked as part of the Adyar River in the second master plan map, as a residential and school building.

According to official sources, the CMDA authority meeting decided to appoint the committee to verify the authenticity of revenue records whether it is a government poramboke or a private patta or a body of water. We learn that the committee is likely to submit the report at the authority’s next meeting.

Interestingly, the first authority meeting of the CMDA held under the DMK regime prevented attempts at land reclassification. However, seven months later, officials have questioned their department’s second master plan while claiming revenue records show it as private patta land.

Association of Professional Town Planners (APTP) chairman KM Sadanand said the government should measure the Adyar River according to the 1910 map if it wants to protect the city from flooding. Professor S Janakrajan, chairman of the South Asian Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, said revenue records relating to Register A (1910) should be considered, not the last.

CHENNAI: A high-level committee comprised of senior officials from the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), Department of Water Resources, Department of Revenue and the Greater Chennai Corporation will review the proposal to reclassify six acres of land at Nandambakkam, which is marked as part of the Adyar River in the second master plan map, as a residential and school building. According to official sources, the CMDA authority meeting decided to appoint the committee to verify the authenticity of revenue records whether it is a government poramboke or a private patta or a body of water. We learn that the committee is likely to submit the report at the authority’s next meeting. Interestingly, the first authority meeting of the CMDA held under the DMK regime prevented attempts at land reclassification. However, seven months later, officials have questioned their department’s second master plan while claiming revenue records show it as private patta land. Association of Professional Town Planners (APTP) chairman KM Sadanand said the government should measure the Adyar River according to the 1910 map if it wants to protect the city from flooding. Professor S Janakrajan, chairman of the South Asian Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, said revenue records relating to Register A (1910) should be considered, not the last.

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