Those awaiting approval for construction of buildings and the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) have received some relief after the Supreme Court granted a stay on the orders of the Uttarakhand High Court quashing the notification regarding enforcement of the Dehradun master plan.
It will be recalled that the Uttarakhand High Court had on June 15 quashed the government notification regarding the implementation of the Dehradun master plan 2005- 2025. This has created major problems for those wanting to construct buildings as the MDDA had stopped approval of building plans in view of the high court order. Since then the backlog of building plans awaiting approval of the MDDA had crossed 1000. The MDDA had been awaiting directions from the state administration while a special leave petition had also been filed in the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, taking up the special leave petition for hearing, the supreme court granted a stay on the high court order. The stay has come as a big albeit temporary relief for both the MDDA and the numerous applicants wanting to get their building plans approved for construction.