Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday directed the state chief secretary to constitute a committee to examine all the permits issued for use of restricted roads in the state capital.
It asked the committee to cancel all those permits which have not been issued in accordance with the mandate of Shimla Road Users and Pedestrians (Public Safety and Convenience) Act of 2007.
Hearing a petition by Dharam Pal Thakur on vehicular problems of Shimla, a division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed these orders.
The court also directed the committee to issue permits only to the eligible people and renew only those which have been issued in terms of the provisions of the act within four weeks.
The court, while expressing dissatisfaction with the compliance affidavits of the state in the case, listed the matter for next hearing March 16.