The first meeting of the newly-formed Udhagamandalam Municipal Council gave something to cheer about with the Chairperson of the council K. Sathyabhama declaring unequivocally that over the next five years not even a single unauthorized building would be allowed to come up in the municipality.

Averring that attempts to put up buildings without obtaining the permission of the municipality would be thwarted, she said that the economic status of the people putting up such constructions or their political connections will not have a bearing on the action of the municipality.

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