SC allows mechanised mining near Chittorgarh Fort to study impact
Relaxing its earlier order, the Supreme Court on Friday permitted temporary mining with heavy machines within 10 km of Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh Fort for a comprehensive analysis of the impact of vibrations by mechanized mining on the country’s largest fort. The court said the 10-km area around the historic fort would be beyond one kilometre from its periphery. The court said that there would be no blasting operations. A bench of Justice R M Lodha, Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Madan B Lokur said the relaxation of its 18 Jan, 2013 order would come into effect in ten days from Friday and would remain in force for four weeks.