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Scrap MUDA Building Bye-Laws: HYC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

A REPORTER

SHILLONG, August 31: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC), Mawlai Circle along with its counterpart from Nongthymmai Circle has urged the State government to immediately scrap the MUDA Building Bye-Laws since their areas comes under the jurisdiction of the District Council.

“We are strongly against the notification published by the State government regarding the MUDA Building Bye-Laws on 5 January 2015 and the recent modified notification released on 25 August 2015 since MUDA through this notification has encroached even towards areas which come under scheduled areas,” DZ Mukhim, general secretary, HYC Mawlai Circle told media person here.

He said that the HYC is not surprised to see MUDA trying to encroach towards areas under the jurisdiction of the District Council since in the past MUDA have tried to include 22 Simi-urban areas which include Laitkor, Mawlai and Upper Shillong under their jurisdiction.

He also said that they want things to stay as it was before the notification. He added that since many years, MUDAs jurisdiction was only 10. 4 sq. kilometres including 22 wards but through this notification they have even encroach towards Mawlai and Nongthymmai which are still scheduled areas and under the jurisdiction of the District Council.

“We are also concern about the safety of buildings especially in rural areas and there is a need to have a Building Bye-Law however since the District Council have also implemented their own Building Bye-Laws we feel that MUDA should allow the District Council to look after its own areas and MUDA should remove the Building Bye-Laws from scheduled areas,” Mukhim said.

He said that the HYC demands that the state government should immediately scrap the old notification and the new modified notification and that the government should rethink and reconsiders their plans regarding the MUDA Building Bye-Laws.

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