Himachal Pradesh High Court today directed the Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and PWD Engineer-in-Chief to provide manpower to the authorities concerned to remove encroachments on the national highways connecting Kalka and Dharamshala to state capital.
The court also directed the Centre and state governments to file fresh status report in the matter and sought the details of the encroachment already removed so far.
The Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, passed the order after it suo motu took up as public interest litigation a news report, in vernacular paper in 2014, on illegal encroachment on the road side on national highways.
The state government had filed status report in the matter, in which, the details of all the encroachers at Barog and all the National Highways was given.
The court listed the matter on September 5 for further hearing.
(Source : PTI)