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Former CEM hails MUDA decision on building by-laws

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SHILLONG, May 16: Former CEM of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) HS Shylla on Wednesday lauded the State Government for assuring that the MUDA building bylaws will not be applicable to areas under the jurisdiction of the District Council.

The decision was made after a tripartite meeting with the KHADC and the Synjuk ki Nongsynshar Shnong ka Bri U Hynniewtrep with the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on May 14. However the government has maintained that the legal aspects need to be thoroughly studied.

Speaking to reporters here, National People’s Party (NPP) MDC from Nongkrem constituency, Shylla said, “This subject matter was also raised with the previous Congress government in the state and the then Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had bulldozed the rights of the district council and had mislead the people of the state.”

He said the then Chief Minister in a meeting held on December 14, 2017had directed the KHADC to notify the Town Committee in the state and furnish the list of Urban Affairs Department.

In this connection, Shylla said, “The Urban Affairs does not have the right direct the council to notify the Town Committees.”

According to him, the meeting held by Mukul Sangma with various stakeholders last year was a one sided affair judging from the proceeding of the meeting which was received by him.

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