The Himachal Pradesh High Court has granted an interim stay on running a food court in the historic Town Hall Building on Mall Road Shimla.

Hearing a petition filed by advocate Abhimanyu Rathod , a division bench headed by Chief Justice MS Ramchandra Rao and Justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua on Wednesday  passed an interim order restraining Devyani Group from running a food court in the Town Hall Building .

The heritage building (Municipal Office) was handed over for running a food court by the state government after its renovation with the financial aid from Asian Development Bank.

The petitioner had contended running a food court in the heritage building would compromise its heritage status.

“The food court operator has been restrained from running the food court in the heritage building till March 14, 2024, the next date of hearing in the case and Commissioner Municipal Corporation Shimla has been directed to ensure compliance of the order”, said the petitioner .

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2 thoughts on “High Court grants stay on running food court in Shimla Town Hall

  1. Great 👍 news! The present government needs better knocking on its knuckles. Town Hall is great heritage we all appreciated throughout decades. It is not just the Town Hall. The whole of The Ridge and The Mall are in poor shape. I was on the Mall last month for some personal work. After that I just went on the Ridge to have some walk. I was disgusted to see tents spread through out with non-traditional food items spread all through. There is no sense of ethics and history! I sincerely wish the Honourable Court’s interim order is seen as a strong statement so that the Government learns a lesson or two before taking such poor decisions.

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