The High Court of J&K and Ladakh has directed Sonamarg Development Authority(SDA) to get “vision plan” prepared for Sonamarg health resort and place it on record along with the master plan and the major development works completed by the Authority.
Hearing on its own motion a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), a division bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal also asked the SDA to explore the possibility of using “environmental friendly” fencing for demarcation purposes in the health resort.
“The Chief Executive Officer, Sonamarg Development Authority shall explore the possibility of using wooden fences, hedges and plantation of trees which are all environmental- friendly to demarcate the various Meadows and the boundaries of the various properties instead of using steel and iron barricades/fencing,” court said.
The PIL is seeking directions to the government with regard to preservation and conservation of Sonmarg health resort in north Kashmir.(GK)