The Madras High Court posted for further hearing a petition on the Nadigar Sangam Charitable Trust premises in T. Nagar.

The writ petition seeks to restrain the State government from granting approval for the construction of a multi-storied building on the Nadigar Sangam Trust’s premises on Habibullah Road.

The First Bench posted the matter for further hearing after four weeks for filing of counter.

The petitioner, R. Sukumaran of Habibullah Road, submitted that the building of the Nadigar Sangam trust was being demolished.

He came to know that the Trust had let out the entire premises to Sathyam Theatres Group, for constructing a multi-storied building consisting of eight cinema theatres, indoor games and shopping malls. Three floors in the basement were for car parking.

The area in and around the road was predominantly residential. If any multi-storied building was allowed to be constructed for commercial purposes, it would not only affect the peaceful atmosphere, but also lead to further congestion on the road and other roads causing immense inconvenience to the residents.

The petitioner’s counsel, S. Prabakaran, said the authorities had not taken action on the petitioner’s representation against the construction of the complex. Hence, the present writ petition.

The Chennai Corporation submitted that it had not sanctioned any building plan for the proposed construction.