“However, the HCC has rejected many applications for the construction of new multi-storeyed buildings in the vicinity of heritage buildings.
“New multi-storeyed buildings will hide the facade of the heritage buildings,” said Mr. Sriram.
However, CMRL officials have now come up with a proposal to construct multi-storeyed buildings in the vicinity, violating the High Court order to conserve heritage buildings.
A few years ago, CMDA decided to give a grant of ?400 crore for the development of the Chennai Central Square after the completion of the underground Metro Rail station near Chennai Central.
“CMRL officials seem to have ignored the Justice E. Padmanabhan Committee report,” said an official.
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