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MCCPA demands urgent announcement of bylaws

Posted on Dec 08, 01:07PM | UNI

Monument Conservationist and Concerned Persons Association (MCCPA) has demanded urgent announcement of bylaws for monument laws so that building construction near the heritage sites could be carried out without any hindrance.

Jitendra Shah, Chairman, MCCPA, told mediapersons that the central government has made laws for conservation of heritage and archeological sites. There are 3,700 protected sites in the country, he said.

In Gujarat alone, there are 202 sites. According to the monument law, new constructions can not be undertaken in 300 periphery of the heritage site.

Mr Shah said if the bylaws are announced, the builders and real estate developers can construct affordable houses for the people near such sites. Since the monument law restricts hight of the buildings constructed near the heritage site, the builders are forced to raise the price of the buildings or houses.