Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction of a hotel by HPTDC, Kasauli, Soland District, Himachal Pradesh, 06/03/2017

  • 06/03/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. & Others dated 06/03/2017 regarding protection of Kasauli, Solan District, Himachal Pradesh from the construction activity of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. from constructing 42 rooms hotel cum national museum and geo-park cum restaurant, conference hall, reception centre and park on the old site of Roscommon Annexe, Khetarpal Marg Kasauli.

The order of HPPCB granting consent to establish dated 17.12.2015 is quashed and set aside by NGT. Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board shall reconsider the question of granting consent to establish and operate to the project proponent expeditiously after detailed verification of the site and the project in question, the adequacy of the land available for the parking, setting up of the sewage treatment plant, municipal waste processing plan, rain water harvesting system, besides leaving enough open areas for the ingress and egress of vehicles coming to the hotel, keeping in view the terrain/topography of the area and the limited scope of widening of approach road to the proposed hotel.