The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday directed Public Works Department Principal Secretary to file a reply by the month-end on the delayed progress of works undertaken under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission in the hill town.

A Division Bench of the High Court has also directed that there shall not be any construction on either side of any motorable road without obtaining clearance from the Assistant Engineer of the PWD sub-division.

The restriction with regard to prior permission shall be applicable to the construction of Government as well as private buildings.

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