The city Corporation has requested the Town Planning Department to maintain the status quo on land coming under panchayats that were recently added to the city Corporation area until the publication of the final master plan.

At a press conference here on Wednesday, Corporation Mayor K. Chandrika said that applying the draft master plan in these panchayats had adversely affected the common people who wanted to build small houses.

“When the draft master plan was published, we had requested the Town Planning Department to publish a version in Malayalam so that everyone could understand it. But they just published a shortened version of it in 10 pages without the survey numbers or other details,” she said.

Ms. Chandrika said areas such as Kattayikkonam and Mangottukonam were now marked for public institutions, Attipra and Kallingal were marked as strategic zones, and Kadakampally and Ulloor as tourism zones in the draft plan.

The draft master plan had been made applicable in all of these areas. Consequently, all construction activities in these areas had been frozen, she said.