HC seeks documents on EWS quarters


The Court issued the direction while hearing a petition filed by  Noorjan and Pyarejan against the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) alleging apathy in construction of the quarters, promised several years ago.

It could be recalled that in view of collapse of a quarters, 21 blocks were demolished in view of their dilapidated condition. The BBMP decided to construct a residential complex for the displaced residents of EWS quarters in the year 2006 on a public-private partnership along with a commercial complex in 13.10 acres of land.complex in the 13.1 acres of land.

The project was awarded to Maverick Holdings and Investment Private Ltd. (MHIPL). But the Mumbai-based Akruti Nirman Limited, which too had bid for the project, moved the High Court alleging  favouritism while awarding the contract.

The High Court had stayed the decision of awarding the contract to MHIPL in November 2006.

Justice Ram Mohan Reddy directed the government to place all the related documents before the Court.

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