Kamalanagar, 13 November, 2020: A joint meeting of the Kamalanagar Town Planning Committee (KTPC), town area VCPs, local NGO leaders and CADC officers was held today under the chairmanship of Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma, Executive Member and i/c CEM to discuss the growing problem due to construction of buildings in an unplanned manner within Kamalanagar town which especially entails encroachment of the main roads.
Dg. H. Amaresh Chakma, Chairman, CADC also attended the meeting. Both Dg. Durjya Dhan Chakma and Dg. H Amaresh Chakma speaking observed the urgent need to address the problem of unplanned growth of Kamalanagar town due to its rapid urbanization. They have emphasized the need for cooperation of the village council leaders of the town area and that of the local NGO leaders in this endevour.
It has been stated that the encroachment of the main road by construction of private building on one hand and gradual increase of vehicular traffic on the other is going to make day to day life within Kamalanagar town a big problem. The measures that are envisaged to curtail unauthorized construction will go a long way in making Kamalanagar a livable town for the coming generation.
The meeting has resolved to revise the general guidelines to be observed for construction of buildings within Kamalanagar town area and ensure its enforcement strictly. The extant guidelines has that permission and NOC need to be obtained from the KTPC for construction of any building within Kamalanagar town besides other measures that prohibit activities that cause damage to the town area roads and cause traffic congestion. However, it has been a sad experience with regards to its implementation, as so far very few people have approached for permission or NOC and the purpose of today’s meeting is to address it.
The Executive Committee, CADC shall consider the expansion of the 5 (five) members KTPC by including the President, CYCA, President, CMS, President, CADC VCA, Sr. Revenue Officer, CADC and EE, PWD, CADC for effective implementation of the guidelines.
The meeting also constituted a joint inspection team comprising of all the KTPC members, President, CYCA, President, CMS, VCPs of town area, Presidents, Br. YCA of town area, concerned local MDC, representatives from LRS department and PWD. The team shall conduct survey of the town area and identify cases of unplanned/unauthorized building construction or encroachment of the road.