Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued a notice to the Attorney General of India expressing serious concern on digging of hills and reports of poor quality of works in construction of roads and tunnels for buliding four lane highways in the state.

Acting on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the High Court, a bench headed by Chief Justice MS Ramchandra Rao along with Justice Ajay Mohan Goel while issuing the notice observed ” The recent monsoon rains had serious impact on the national highways as landslides and soil erosion have caused heavy damages, particularly on Chandigarh -Shimla national highway, disrupting normal life because of frequent road blockage.”

The court observed,” Keeping in view the magnitude of the problem we deem it appropriate to issue the notice and directed the parties to supply full set of documents to Deputy Solicitor General of India within three days and listed the matter for August 21.”

The petitioner has alleged through the PIL, ” The construction work for buliding four lanes was done is an unscientific manner between Parwanoo and Solan as vertical cutting of hills took place instead of step cutting leading to damage and loss to the state.”

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  1. This along with all the other anticipated as well as ongoing four lane constructions in the state should be reviewed. Especially the one between Palampur to Mandi due to difficult terrain and poor strength of hills between the two points. A vast stretch of untouched forest land lies in that particular region and there is no immediate necessity as well as traffic problem in that area .

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