Over 650 structures along the Parwanoo-Shimla highway will be removed to pave the way for the Rs 2,300 crore four-laning project of the road.

Cities across the world have started recognising the need to address urban climate vulnerabilities. In Asia, the role of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), a nine-year initiative (2008-2017) supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, has been significant.

Violation of pollution norms

The HP Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board has snapped electricity connections of 17 hotels.The pollution board will tighten its noose around 200 hotels located on riversides in Mandi, Chamba, Shimla and Nahan as these have no approval of the pollution control board for the disposal of solid waste and sewerage into the river. The National Green Tribunal has told the board to file a compliance report in a case for which the hearing has been fixed for tomorrow in Shimla.

In the tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh, around 20,000 people are awaiting allotment of 'nautor' land for last 15-20 years.

To streamline the transport network in urban areas of Himachal Pradesh, the urban development department has mooted a proposal to set up Urban Mobility Transport Authority (UMTA) in the hill state,

The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) has urged the Centre to provide an additional 1,000 buses to it under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for Himachal to imp

The Circuit Bench of the National Green Tribunal, Shimla, has directed the Municipal Council, Mandi, and Deputy Commissioners of Kullu and Mandi and the Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board to

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Karan Singh Vs State of HP Ors dated 30/07/2013 regarding disposal of municipal waste in Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Samidha Society Vs. State of HP & Ors dated 29/07/2013 regarding vehicular pollution in Shimla.

The Queen of the Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British, has been shortlisted for a global project to lower greenhouse gas emissions on the pattern of European cities, a municipal offici