Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday sought the response of the TS government on a PIL challenging its decision to lay a road in the submergence area of the Lower Manair Dam in Karimnagar, contrary to an undertaking giving to the court earlier.
A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganthan and Justice T. Rajani was dealing with a petition by Gajjala Kantham, chairman of Telangana JAC, challenging GO 393 issued on August 9, 2016 granting administrative sanction for laying of a public road at a cost of Rs 60 crore.
Nazir Ahmed Khan, counsel for the petitioner, submitted that the GO was issued by the government contrary to its own undertaking to the court in a PIL in 2016 that it has proposed to construct a flyover / elevated road of 5.2 km without affecting the accumulation of water in full tank area.
He alleged that the authorities have now proposed the road works to benefit the local MLA.
Refuting the contention of the petitioner, TS advocate-general K. Ramakrishna Reddy told the court that works will be taken up for construction of 5.2 km flyover and for laying another road below it without affecting the water accumulation.
Expressing displeasure at authorities acting contrary to the undertaken given to the court, the bench directed the government to file a counter affidavit in the case and posted the matter to June 20 for further hearing....