HP amends Shimla Road Users and Pedestrians Act

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Shimla, Sep 18 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet today amended Shimla Road Users and Pedestrians (Public Safety and Convenience) Act to liberalise plying of vehicles on sealed and restricted roads within Shimla town.

The Cabinet in a meeting presided by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal permitted clubbing/rationalisation of routes under which Chhota Shimla Chowk to Shimla Club has been made one Sealed Road instead of existing two routes; Chalet Day School to Jodha Niwas parking has been declared as one restricted route.

The Restricted Route from Cart Road to A G Office has been amended as Cart Road to State Bank of India Chowk to facilitate the residents of Fingask Estate area. Kennedy House Chowk to Boileauganj has been clubbed as one Restricted Route against two routes at present. Cart Road to Subzi Mandi and Tara Hall to Shimla Typewriter via Kalibari have been deleted from the Restricted/Sealed Road category.

The processing fee has also been reduced from existing Rs 500 to Rs 100 only. The route fee has been reduced from Rs 2,500 for sealed road and Rs 2,000 for restricted route to Rs 1,000 for both the routes uniformally.

It has been decided to authorise the Secretary Home to issue necessary permits in respect of Sealed Roads and Deputy Commissioner, Shimla to issue permits for Restricted Roads.

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