Thursday, August 22, 2019

Raze 98 structures in vicinity of airport: HC

Chandigarh: More than a year after the Indian Air Force claimed safety and other concerns regarding the Chandigarh international airport had virtually been given the go-by, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered the demolition of 98 illegal structures in its vicinity.

As a petition filed in public interest on the airport’s safe and smooth take-off came up for resumed hearing, a report by the state of Punjab on constructions and other related issues was placed before a Division Bench of the High Court.

Taking a note of the submissions in the report, the Bench of Chief Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Arun Palli directed the state of Punjab to initiate the process of demolishing 98 such structures. The Bench also made it clear that a related issue of 20 constructions carried out between 2008 and 2011, and 198 constructions before 2008 would be considered on the next date of hearing in accordance with the provisions of the Works of Defence Act.
22/08/19 Tribune
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