Tuesday, October 27, 2009

HC nod for Metro work near Soudha

HC nod for Metro work near Soudha
Bangalore, DHNS:

The High Court on Monday gave the go-ahead for the Metro Rail construction work in front of the Vidhana Soudha and the High Court along Ambedkar Veedhi.

G K Govinda Rao had filed a petition seeking its direction to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) not to carry out underground work for the construction of the Metro.

The petitioner’s contention was that the present alignment required the cutting down of trees and would cause environmental damage. He had sought an alternative route for the Metro construction.

However, the division bench headed by Chief Justice P D Dinakaran did not find merit in the argument and ruled that it would not be proper for the court to interfere in the decision taken by the executive.

Ruling that this was more so in a case of public contract that affected the economy, the bench observed, “It may not be proper to interfere with the impugned project at this stage.”

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