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‘Efforts on to regularise 1,500 buildings in Kodaikanal’

Minister Sreenivasan says Collector has taken up enumeration of buildings

KODAIKANAL

Minister for Forests C. Sreenivasan on Sunday said a request for regularisation of over 1,500 unauthorised buildings in Kodaikanal was under the consideration of Chief Minister ‘Edappadi’ K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.

“If people of Kodaikanal cooperated, the government will take more efforts that would bring happiness to all,” the Minister said. Talking to reporters after participating in a function here, Mr. Sreenivasan said 49 unauthorised buildings had been sealed by authorities on the direction of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court.

“The court has ordered that over 1,500 buildings should be sealed by March 11. Meanwhile, the owners of unauthorised buildings made a request to the government seeking regularisation of the buildings by imposing penalty and leaving the buildings as they are to enable hoteliers and other commercial establishments to continue their business,” he said.

Stating that the petitions of the building owners received by the Collector had been forwarded to the State government, Mr. Sreenivasan said the Collector had taken up enumeration of buildings. Efforts were also being taken to follow the court order without affecting the people.

The Minister gave away ₹79.05 lakh-worth benefits under various schemes to 1,378 beneficiaries on the occasion.

Collector T.G. Vinay, former Dindigul Mayor V. Marudaraj, District Forest Officer Tejasvi, Kodaikanal Revenue Divisional Officer (in-charge) Sivakumar and Tahsildar Ramesh were present.

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