Construction regulations to become more stringent in Shimla green belt area
Shimla, Oct 12,
A Spokesperson of the State Government said here today that the present State Government has decided to make construction regulations in green belt areas of Shimla district more stringent. He said that in April, 2022 during the previous BJP Government, approval was given to the Shimla Development Plan. A draft notification was issued having the provision to construct one and half storeyed building alongwith parking. A few months ago, the Apex Court allowed to notify the Shimla Development Plan and it was notified in June, 2023 but still this notification has not been implemented.
The Spokesperson said that in view of the devastation caused by the torrential rains and landslides, Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu directed to make the construction regulations more stringent.
Keeping this in view, the Cabinet meeting held on 11th October decided to make the construction regulations more stern. He said that a decision was taken in the Cabinet to prohibit the construction activities in all the plots which have even a single green or dry tree in Jakhu hills region. Furthermore, it was also decided to ban the construction activities in those plots where green or dry trees have been found axed or fallen. He said that this notification would be submitted in the Supreme Court and the Shimla Development Plan would be implemented only after the permission of the Court.
The Spokesperson said that the State Government is committed to protect and conserve the environment and many significant decisions are being taken in this direction. He said that the State Government is also contemplating to bring more areas of Shimla and its suburbs under the green belt area.
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