Government is planning to make a partial relaxation in the no-construction green belts in state capital. The Town and Country Planning Department has invited objections and suggestions of the public on the Draft Shimla Development Plan till January 22.
About 80 plot owners are likely to benefit from this proposed move of the government. With the value of land in these designated green belts being exceptionally high, there was a lot of political pressure on the government to lift the ban on construction in this green zone. The partial relaxation that the government proposes is a step in the right direction as it will not allow construction in plots which were acquired after the notification in 2000.