To

Member-Secretary - Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA)

Thalamuthu Natarajan House, No. 01, Gandhi Irwin Rd, Ansari Estate, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008

Chief Planner

Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) Thalamuthu Natarajan House, No. 01, Gandhi Irwin Rd, Ansari Estate, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008

Sir, Sub: Demolition of Semmenchery Police Station at Sholinganallur – Reg. I had earlier sent a representation dated 10/07/2019 to member secretary – CMDA about the construction of a police station on the waterbody of Thamaraikeni. I had sought your immediate intervention in cancelling the reclassification of the waterbody to Institutional use zone and restoration of the waterbody at old Survey No 439/3A1A1A1 new survey no 439/35 of Sholinganallur village since the reclassification is illegal as per several High court orders given. I had also sought immediate stoppage of the construction of the Semmenchery police station at the said survey number and sought to restore the waterbody immediately. Now through Right to Information, I had sought details about application of construction plan approval at the said survey number by the Police, whether approval for construction has been given and sought copies of the plan approval and blueprint. I had received a reply to the RTI from your department that the planning clearance application for Ground Floor + First floor for Semmenchery police station is currently under process as of 05/08/2019 (attached). It is shocking to see that the Semmenchery police station is being constructed at the said survey number without a valid plan approval from CMDA. While the plan approval is under process by CMDA, the attached photograph taken on 03/08/2019 show that they have raised the construction of police station upto the roof of the first floor without a valid plan approval. Therefore, I request you to immediately take steps for demolition of the illegal police station. Therefore, I request you to

Issue a stop work notice and demolition notice to the authority who is constructing the police station at survey no 439/3A1A1A1 (new survey no 439/35) and demolish the police station constructed immediately.

Stay and thereafter reject the approval of plan for the police station since the police station has already been constructed without a valid approval from CMDA

Cancel the illegal reclassification of the waterbody and restore the waterbody immediately

Sincerely

Jayaram Venkatesan Convener – Arappor Iyakkam Ph: 9841894700

Enclosures:

Copy of the RTI reply from CMDA

Copy of the RTI sent

Photo of the construction of the police station as on 03/08/2019