HC urges CM to resolve dead-lock over Ram Jhula

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2016 10:30:47

Staff Reporter

Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Thursday described both the Ram Jhula and Metro Rail projects as very important for city and asked Associate Advocate General Rohit Deo to convey to “Hon’ble Chief Minister to resolve the dead-lock.”
Metro Rail Corporation moved an application seeking appropriate space for construction of pillars near Ram Jhula Phase-II, which was turned down by MSRDC.
According to the drawn plans, the route of Metro Rail is taking turn on the left side towards Santra Market. Dispute arose between these two prestigious projects as Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) sought land to construct pillars between both the roads of Ram Jhula.
The contractor company which constructed Ram Jhula Phase-I also stated that it was not feasible to accept proposal of NMRCL. During last hearing the High Court directed all stakeholders to hold meeting and amicably resolved the issue. They were directed to submit their revised plans to Superintending Engineer, Design Circle,  Public Works Department (PWD), wherein designs of various bridges and flyovers are approved and authority was asked to give a proper hearing to all.
Senior Counsel S K Mishra appearing for NMRCL stated that MSRDC officers did not attend the meeting and were treating it as an adversarial litigation. NMRCL is ready to construct ramp towards Chandralok building and MSRDC may pay as per its own assessment, he stated.
High Court made it clear that such bickerings between two
government agencies was not conducive for development
of city. Government Pleader Bharati Dangre represented State and MSRDC.