'CDP was not prepared to set up industries'

More resorts, hotels have come up outside MUDA limits

A large number of industrialists will come forward to set up industries, outside the purview of Madikeri Urban Development Authority (MUDA). The opening of hotels and resorts on the outskirts of Madikeri is the finest example for it, said MUDA President Sajjeel Krishnan.

Speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday, he said the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) for Madikeri town was prepared in 1997. The proposal was not prepared recently. The CDP was not prepared for setting up of industries, he clarified.

“A few organisation had alleged that the expansion of town was made to facilitate setting up of industries and accommodate more population. At present, more number of resorts and hotels have come up outside the MUDA limits,” he said. The MUDA will issue NOC for converting the land for commercial purpose in Madikeri town. “We only issue NOC and not engage in forcible acquisition of land,” he said.

The proposal for the expansion of City has not received any objections so far. As many as 123 applications have been received seeking NOC for converting the land for commercial purpose.

The CDP is people friendly and prepared for the development. ‘“The suggestions and directions from the public will be placed before the MUDA meeting before sending the CDP to the government for approval.”

Town Planning engineer Ashok Kumar and MUDA Commissioner Ashad Ur Rehman Shariff was present.

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