Himachal HC puts check on construction in Kasauli



KASAULI: After ban on sale, lease, mortgage, exchange and gift of land in Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial area by the Himachal Pradesh government, now the state High Court has intervened to preserve the ecological balance in the region.

In a landmark judjment, the High Court has banned sanctioning of private construction projects in the Kasauli area costing more than Rs 25 lakh without its permission. Earlier, the Kasauli Bachao Andolan had been fighting against haphazard construction in the area, saying that the flora and fauno of the area was being destroyed by unscientific construction.

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