Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal constructions in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 17/10/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chander Mohan Sharma & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 17/10/2022.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed that a high powered committee should look into the matter of illegal construction at Mohal Dhar Tuti Kandi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The committee should be headed by the Secretary, Urban Development, Himachal Pradesh. Remedial action in accordance with law must be taken, the NGT, October 17, 2022 said.

The court pointed out that the draft development plan was sought to be introduced by the Himachal Pradesh government in violation of judgement of the NGT, "which has been disapproved and set aside by the Tribunal" in its order, October 14, 2022 (Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs Union of India & Others).