Bangalore, October 08, 2016: Based on the submissions made on the proposed steel flyover by our Legal Counsel Mr. Raghavan, Senior Advocate, the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka directed the State to file their responses within a period of 6 weeks. Although the Court did not stay the project, it has specifically recorded that the Project would be subject to the result of the Writ Petition filed by the Namma Bengaluru Foundation(NBF).
It might be recalled that NBF had filed a Writ Petition in the High Court of Karnataka challenging the actions the Respondents in proposing the construction of six lane elevated road from Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal flyover (to be constructed in Steel) via Le- Meridian and Mekhri Circle, in the city of Bengaluru, by Bangalore Development Authority at an estimated cost of over Rs. 1800 Crores as per public domain information.
The writ petition had named 1. State of Karnataka, Represented by the Chief Secretary to Government, 2. The Principal Secretary to Government, GOK, UDD. 3.The Commissioner, BDA, 4. BBMP, Represented by its Commissioner, 5. Engineer-in-Chief, BBMP & 6. Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi as Respondents.