The Bombay High Court today cautioned the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) against breaching the restrictions imposed by it on construction activity for the Metro III line.
A bench of Chief justice Manjula Chellur and Justice M S Sonak warned that if the MMRCL failed to comply with the court’s order of restraining all metro construction activity between 10 pm and 6 am daily, the court will not hesitate to stop its construction work altogether.
The stringent observation from the bench came after the petitioners and the amicus curiae appointed by it for assistance complained that despite the court having passed an order in August this year prohibiting any construction or ancillary work on the metro III line between 10 pm and 6 am, some construction activity went on through the night.
The petitioners also claimed that they had made video recordings of such work continuing at night and that they were willing to submit them before the court.
While the MMRCL said that it will issue directions to all the officers concerned to refrain from continuing any work during the prohibited hours, the bench directed it to place on record the names of all such officers who were in charge of the construction work and were knowingly flouting the court’s orders. Read More…