Shimla to have eight more green belts : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Shimla to have eight more green belts

To be no construction zones | Cabinet decides to include parts of Kullu and Chopal in planning area

Shimla to have eight more green belts

The state Cabinet today decided to carve out eight new green belts in the state capital and declare them no construction zones. This will raise the total number of green belts in Shimla to 25.



Tribune News Service

Pratibha Chauhan

Shimla, November 18

The state Cabinet today decided to carve out eight new green belts in the state capital and declare them no construction zones. This will raise the total number of green belts in Shimla to 25.

The city at present has 17 green belts spread over 414.36 hectares, which were carved out in December 2000 and declared no construction zones. The decision to carve out more green belts in Shimla will help preserve forests, as proposed by environmentalists. The 17 green belts have been acting as the lungs of the city with no construction activity for the past 23 years.

In contrast to today’s decision of the Congress government to increase the number of green belts, the previous BJP regime had thrown open the 17 green belts and the core area of the city for construction. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had in its 2017 order not only restricted the opening of green belts for construction but also banned construction in the most congested core area of the city.

The Cabinet also decided to bring more parts of Kullu and Chopal under the ambit of the planning area. The decision is aimed at regulating haphazard construction in these areas that have witnessed rapid urbanisation.

The Supreme Court had on May 3, 2023, given the go-ahead to the government to notify the Shimla Development Plan (SDP). The Cabinet had approved the document on June 19. The previous BJP government by way of the SDP, also known as Vision 2041, had proposed to throw open the green belts for construction.

#Kullu #Shimla


Top News

Michaung crosses Andhra Pradesh coast, to weaken into cyclonic storm

Michaung makes landfall, claims 12 lives, leaves trail of deluge and disruption

Southern districts of Odisha and eastern Telangana continue ...

Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena chief shot dead in Jaipur

On camera: Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Gogamedi shot dead at Jaipur home, one assailant killed in exchange of fire On camera: Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Gogamedi shot dead at Jaipur home, one assailant killed in exchange of fire

Assailants went to Gogamedi’s house on pretext of meeting hi...

Revanth Reddy to be Telangana chief minister, swearing-in on Thursday

Revanth Reddy to be Telangana chief minister, swearing-in on Thursday

No word on how many ministers would be sworn in and whether ...

‘Sachin Pilot’s movements, phone were being tracked and monitored’, claims outgoing Rajasthan CM Gehlot’s OSD

'Sachin Pilot's movements, phone were being tracked and monitored', claims outgoing Rajasthan CM Gehlot's OSD

Lokesh Sharma, who was denied a ticket to contest Rajasthan ...

With Mamata, Nitish, Akhilesh, Stalin skipping it, Mallikarjun Kharge postpones INDIA meet

With Mamata, Nitish, Akhilesh, Stalin skipping it, Mallikarjun Kharge postpones INDIA meet

He had called the December 6 meeting of the bloc after the p...


Cities

View All