Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding permission for expansion of Cancer Care Centre at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 31/01/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs Union of India & Others dated 31/01/2019 regarding permission for expansion of Cancer Care Centre at Shimla by relaxing the directions of the judgment dated 16.11.2017 of the Tribunal prohibiting any new construction in ‘Core and Green/Forest area’ of Shimla in view of the impact of huge constructions already made affecting seismicity and environment.
The Tribunal had also constituted a High Powered Committee having components of ‘Supervisory Committee’ and ‘Implementation Committee’ which comprise of officers of the State of Himachal Pradesh. The Supervisory Committee can consider and evaluate the need for construction of building of exceptional nature and make recommendation, if necessary. NGT directs such an evalution to be done by the Supervisory Committee in first instance and consistent with the parameters laid down by the Tribunal in the Shimla judgment.