The Madras High Court’s order that status quo be maintained pursuant to the Supreme Court’s direction to remove the seal on some buildings in T. Nagar and allowing them to function will continue till the last week of November.

The First Bench comprising the Chief Justice M.Y. Eqbal and Justice T.S. Sivagnanam passed the order when the matter came up for further hearing on Monday.

On behalf of the government, a plea was made seeking more time to amend various provisions of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act “relating to effective enforcement action and for providing solution to unauthorised developments made prior to July 1, 2007,” as recommended by the Justice S. Mohan committee.

The panel was constituted to consider all aspects of development and suggest necessary changes to the Act. The court adjourned the matter to the last week of November. The interim order will continue till then, it said.

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