Encroachment along National highway: HP High Court seeks report from Union Ministry


Himachal Pradesh High Court today directed the Secretary of Union Road Transport and Highway and Regional Officer of Road Transport and Highway and State Government to file a status report along with reply on or before Feb 27, 2016.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed these orders on a petition taken up suo motu by the Court as Public Interest Litigation on a news item published in newspapers in the year 2014 regarding illegal encroachment on the road side along Kalka – Shimla highway.

The High Court directed State government to file a fresh status report in terms of the order passed by the court regarding the encroachment on both sides of Kalka – Shimla highway.

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