Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday told the Telangana gover-nment not to enter into a final agreement with the successful bidder pursuant to the tender notification issued for the Ranga Reddy-Palamuru lift irrigation scheme, pending disposal of a case before the court.
“The tender process may go on,” a division bench of the court ruled while making it clear that it would not remain a mute spectator if crores of money was put in the hands of contractors who did not have the required expertise in executing the scheme.
The division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice P. Naveen Rao was dealing with a PIL filed by BJP leader Dr. Nagam Janardhan Reddy.
The PIL challenged the action of the state government in inviting tenders for the scheme without considering the technical advice and guidelines given by the Engineering Staff College of India.
In response, the bench told advocate general K. Ramakrishna Reddy to place before it the technical parameters under which the contractors were short-listed for the project.
The bench said it would take a decision after looking into technical parameters, as to whether to intervene in the matter or dismiss the PIL.
Plea on Godavari water adjourned
The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday, while allowing a request of the AP government, adjourned a petition of former minister and senior Congress leader Vatti Vasanth Kumar challenging the state government's proposal to divert the Godavari river waters into the Krishna river through the Polavaram project's right main canal through the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme.
Court pulls up Punith Dalmia
A division bench of Hyderabad High Court has pulled up MD of Dalmia Cements, Puni-th Dalmia, for not turning up before the Enfo-rcement Directorate (ED) when it issued a summons to him vis-Ã -vis the illegal investment case of Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The bench ruled that all further proceedings in the Enforcement Diectorate (ED) case against Dalmia Cements will be subject to the final out come of an appeal pending before the high court.
The division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice P. Naveen Rao was dealing with an appeal by Punith Dalima challenging the order of a single judge in dismissing his petition against the ED summons vis-Ã -vis the illegal investments case....