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 .