Shimla: Peeved with the delay of Town and Country Planning Bill, Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma has wrote to the Governor and urged him to approve, reject or return the TCP Amendment Bill to the government with suggestions.

Sudhir Sharma, in a three page long letter to Governor Acharya Devvrat, apprised that uncertainty is encouraging the violators and resulted to increase in illegal constructions in the state. He claimed that bill was aimed at bringing amendments to the Town and Country Planning Act, 1977, and would help marginal businessmen, employees and marginal section of the society.

The Minister apprised the Governor that it wouldn’t be possible and logical to demolish large number of illegal structures in a larger public interest. He assured the Governor that structural stability of the structures would be mandatory for regularization.

Aimed to regularize over 20,000 illegal construction in the state, the state government had passed the Himachal Pradesh Town and Country Planning (Amendment Bill)-2016 on August 27, 2016, in the Vidhan Sabha.

With the election of sight, the Government and the Opposition both are keen to pass the bill and had already called on the Governor to give assent to the pending Bill. The Government, if Governor Acharya Devvrat rejects the Bill, adamant to pass the relief to the violators and ready to bring the bill to the coming session of the Vidhan Sabha for approval.