Apex court questions Karnataka on road project

July 21st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday directed the Karnataka government to state the difficulties it was facing in implementing the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project connecting the state capital with Mysore with a four-lane expressway.

An apex court bench of Justice V.S. Sirpurkar, Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice T.S. Thakur asked Karnataka’s Advocate General Ashok Haranahalli to file an affidavit stating what were the impediments in the implementation of the court’s April 20, 2006 judgment that cleared the way for the project.

The court said that the affidavit will also give details of the steps taken by the state government to comply with the judgment.

The court restrained the state government from denotifying the land it had already acquired for the project.

The project is being executed by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE).

The court’s direction to the government came in the course of the hearing of a contempt petition moved by NICE against the government for not aiding in the implementation of the 15-year-old project that was initiated in 1997.

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