CMDA does not have a list of all water bodies in Chennai!
...an RTI plea asking the urban planning authorities if the master plan had taken into account the complete list of water bodies in the city.
CMDA responded: “The water bodies indicated…is not the complete ones in the Chennai metropolitan Area. As the Master Plan is a Broad Brush zoning map, small narrow water bodies may fall into land uses of agriculture, industrial, institutional etc.”
The master plan is based on maps belonging to the revenue department. The tehsildar, or the local administrator, however, has a different set of maps, which include more minute details of the topography in that particular area.
CMDA admitted that it does not have the kind of details on its map that the tehsildar does, but says that “such accuracy is not required in the master plan. There is no plan to incorporate and integrate the information.” ... See MoreSee Less
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The draft of new sale agreement published by the Central government is open for comments. If you have suggestions on this draft, make it before August 17th, 2016.