The Himachal Pradesh High Court today directed Divisional Forest Officer, Shimla to remain present before the court on Oct 27, 2016. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Sandeep Sharma passed these orders on a petition taken up suo moto by the Court on a letter written to the Chief Justice by Ranvijay Singh resident of New Dhalli.
The petitioner has addressed a letter to the Chief Justice with the request to issue necessary directions to the department of PWD for cutting/trimming of hanging cracked rock boulders along roadside for averting accidents in public interest. The petitioner has mentioned in the petition that there exist big rock boulders which are hanging down on the road near Navbhar on Sanjauli -Shimla road. Further pointed out that these rocks have developed big cracks and are susceptible to fall anytime, particularly in rainy season.
The said location is very near to school namely Convent of Jesus & Mary, and Collage namely St. Beads. Besides, pedestrians, children/students in large numbers and vehicles carrying people cross this road daily.