AIROnline 2024 SC 26



Supreme Court Of India

Hon’ble Judge(s):

Sanjiv Khanna,
S. V. N. Bhatti
, JJ

Constitution of India , Art.226, Art.136— Conservation of monument – Directions for – Directions issued by High Court regarding blasting operations undertaken for limestone extraction resulting in possible damage to existing structures of Chittorgarh Fort were challenged – Besides blasting operations other contributory circumstances for damage were tourist footfall, monkey menace and haphazard maintenance by ASI and local authorities – Therefore, court observed that approach to preserving monument must be multi-dimensional – Accordingly, directions were issued for the same – It was directed that manual/mechanical mining operations permitted within a radius of five kilometres would be allowed to be continued, subject to lessees possessing valid lease in accordance with law.

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