Cabinet Decides To Amend Shimla Development Plan, ET RealEstate

October 12, 2023

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday decided to amend the Shimla Development Plan, paving the way for construction in the green belt area lying above the road from Navbahar to Ram Chandra Chowk to Machhiwali Kothi to Christ Church to Lakkar Bazar to IGMC to Sanjauli Chowk to Navbhar, where there are no trees.

Residential construction in the green belt areas as per the Shimla Development Plan, however, will be permitted only on those plots in which there are no trees.

The state cabinet also decided to amend the HP Town and Country Planning Rules to allow construction at a distance of five metres and seven metres from a nullah and khad, respectively.

The cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu also decided to approve the ‘Van Mitra’ scheme of the forest department under which one ‘Van Mitra’ each in 2,061 forest beats would be engaged to strengthen the participation of local communities in protection, conservation and development of the forest areas. The cabinet gave nod to filling of 100 vacant posts of forest guard in the forest department on contractual basis.

It also approved in principle to establish a passenger ropeway system from Chintpurni Baba Mai Dass Bhawan parking to Chintpurni temple in the public-private partnership mode in Una district at a cost of Rs 76.50 crore in order to facilitate the pilgrims.

The cabinet further decided to promote amateur and community radios for “alternate communication” during emergencies in all districts of the state. This would provide effective information exchange between information sources, emergency managers and those impacted by disaster or emergent situations, said an official spokesperson.

It also gave approval for declaring traffic inspectors, motor vehicles inspectors, senior motor vehicle inspectors of the transport department and assistant sub-inspector and head constable of the police department as designated authority to compound the offences under various Sections of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.

  • Published On Oct 12, 2023 at 01:00 PM IST

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