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tions and hear all such persons who have made a request in writing for being so heard and submit its report in the prescribed format to the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat, as far as possible within sixty days from the time limit prescribed for receiving objections and suggestions.

(7) The Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned shall, as far as possible within sixty days from the date of receipt of the report of the special committee under sub-section (6), shall consider such objections or suggestions and the report of the special committee on such objections or suggestions and may modify the Plan as may be considered necessary and submit the Master Plan as passed or adopted by the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat, together with the objections and suggestions in original, the report of the special committee and the recommendations thereon under this sub-section to the Government for sanction..

(8) The Government may, as far as possible within a period of sixty days from the date of receipt of the Master Plan as per sub-section (7), after considering the objections and suggestions, if any, the recommendations of the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned thereon, the remarks, if any, received from the District Planning Committee and the Metropolitan Planning Committee on the draft plan and after ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Perspective Plans and any other Plans prepared under this Act, accord sanction to the Plan with or without modifications and publish a notice in the Official Gazette intimating the fact of sanction of the Master Plan: Provided that the Government may obtain technical remarks of the Chief Town Planner to ensure compliance with the Plans under this Act and priorities and objectives set by the Government and Government of India and also on any other aspects pertaining to the Master Plan: Provided further that if the Master Plan is returned for incorporating modifications, if any, suggested by the Government, the modified Plan shall be resubmitted within ninety days to the Government for sanction as if the plan is submitted afresh under this Act: Provided also that if the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned fails to resubmit the Plan within the time limit specified in the foregoing proviso, the Government may, in relation to the Plan, pass such orders as they may deem fit.

(9) When a Plan returned for modifications is modified by the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned, the Plan so modified shall, before resubmission to the Government for sanction, be published and passed by the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat in the same manner as a draft Plan in cases in which the modification involves the inclusion or exclusion from the local planning area or part thereof any land or the acquisition of any land not originally proposed to be acquired.

(10) As soon as may be, after the Master Plan has been sanctioned by the Government, the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned shall forward a copy thereof to the District Planning Committee and Metropolitan Planning Committee, if any and shall publish a notice regarding the sanction of the Master Plan by the Government in at least one local newspaper, also stating the place or places where a copy thereof shall be available for reference or for sale. The Master Plan as sanctioned by the Government or its extracts shall also be published in the website of the Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, Town Panchayat or Village Panchayat concerned.

(11) The Government shall have power to extend the time limit prescribed in sub-sections (3) to (8) above up to a period not exceeding six months based on the recommendation of the Chief Town Planner.