Tuesday, February 19, 2008

HC puts off hearing on Metro Rail

HC puts off hearing on Metro Rail
DH News Service,Bangalore:

The hearing of the writ petition by CMH Shops and Establishments, and Residents Association and others challenging the alignment of Metro through the CMH Road and 100 feet Road in Indiranagar stood adjourned to February 25. Earlier, at the hearing on Monday, State Government filed its counter statement defending the notification of land acquisition on CMH Road for the purpose of Metro works.
The petitioners have sought a change in the present alignment of Metro Rail through CMH Road as notified on November 15, 2006, while saying that the alternative alignment through Old Madras Road was more feasible.
They have also sought appointment of an expert committee to consider the economic, social and environmental aspect of impugned alignment.
The State Government has disagreed with the petitioners’ contentions while saying that the alignment was finalised after considering topographical issues and other technical aspects.
The report of Justice Shivashankar Committee which had considered both the alternative alignments and recommended the alignment through C M H Road was also carefully considered, the Government statement said.
Following petitioner counsel’s request, Justice K L Manjunath adjourned the final hearing to February 25.


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