The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on an appeal filed by Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAMEPL) — a Reliance Infrastructure subsidiary — against the Delhi High Court’s order that set aside an arbitration award of around rS 4,500 crore, including interest, in favour of the Anil Ambani company. DAMEPL had pulled out from running the Airport Express metro line over safety issues.
A bench led by justice AK Sikri issued notice to DMRC on an appeal against the HC division bench’s January 15 order that reversed its single judge’s decision. The single judge on March 6 last year had upheld the arbitration award and directed DMRC to pay the money to DAMEPL.
The arbitral tribunal in its May 2017 award had accepted DAMEPL’s claim that the running of operations on the line was not viable due to structural defects in the viaduct through which the train would run. Read More
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