Thursday, August 30, 2018

HC quashes notices to demolish structures on airport periphery

Chandigarh: Nearly two years after notices were issued for demolishing structures within 100-meter radius of the airport periphery, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday quashed the same. The notices were issued under the provisions of the Punjab New Capital (Periphery) Control Act, 1952.

The court, however, was of the opinion that the same were required to be issued under the Works of Defence Act. Allowing a bunch of petitions filed in the matter, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Sudip Ahluwalia also gave the Administration the liberty to initiate action under the provisions of the Works of Defence Act. In all, 264 structures were identified.

In one of the petitions, Raj Kumar and 49 other residents of Faida Nizampur village in Burail had claimed that notices dated April 5, 2016, were issued to the petitioners alleging that they had contravened the provisions of the Periphery Act by raising construction. It was provided that the petitioners are being afforded an opportunity to appear on 9.8.2016 and explain the position with regard to the violations committed in contravention of the Act.
29/08/18 Tribune

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