Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the authorities in Punjab to re-consider its decision to fell more than 1100 trees for the widening of Morni-Panchkula road, by exploring other options and alternatives to save the trees.
In view of the statement made by the counsels for Punjab and Haryana as well as the senior standing counsel for the Union Territory, Chandigarh, the Division Bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court did not find any reason to entertain the PIL which was accordingly disposed of.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently dismissed a PIL filed against the appointment of a technical advisor in the Punjab State Agriculture Marketing Board (PSAMB) on contract basis on the ground that a vigilance inquiry regarding disproportionate assets is pending against him.
Lokesh Sinhal, Senior Additional Advocate General, appeared for the State of Haryana as well as the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) submitted that the aforesaid representations filed by the petitioner shall be considered and decided by the respondent authorities as early as possible.
The PIL in Punjab and Haryana High Court filed by one Kartar Singh further contended that the respondent authorities on the contrary have issued a notification dated 29.09.2020, which according to the petitioner is in violation of RTE Act provisions.
The PIL in Punjab and Haryana High Court has been filed by one Kuldip Rai Dogra. H.C. Arora, the counsel for the petitioner, submitted that the petitioner has served the respondent authorities with a legal notice/demand notice dated 30.10.2021 which has not been responded to, till date.