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Supreme Court Removes Hurdle In Construction Of Trilateral Highway Project By Staying Proceedings [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Aug 2020 12:34am

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The Supreme Court has stayed the hearing of a suit initiated by the defaulting Contractor in the Trilateral Highway Project between India, Manipur & Thailand before the High Court of Manipur. 

A Supreme Court bench consisting of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice AS Bopanna & Justice V. Ramasubramaniun released a notice on a plea lodged by the Ministry of External Affair, along with ordering for a stay on the ongoing hearings before the Manipur High Court (in the case entitled Niraj Cement Structurals Ltd. u Union of India WA 17/2079/ which had stopped the construction project of a road project that acts as a link between Manipur and Thailand.) 

By making a stay on the high court’s proceedings, the bench, with the Chief Justice of India in lead, has removed a huge hurdle in the way of the establishment of the Trilateral Highway Connectivity venture between India, Myanmar, and Thailand. 

Following an agreement that was signed between India and Myanmar in 2016 which was part of the "Act East Policy", which also mentioned the construction of a highway which will start from Moreh in Manipur and provide a link till Tamu in Myanmar as well as Mae-Sot in Thailand, a contract was made between the Centre and a Contractor Niraj Cement Structurals Limited along with Manipur Tribal Development Corporation Limited in November 2017 to serve the same purpose. 

Due to many delays, the Centre decided to end its contract in December 2018 with the Contractor Niraj Cement. Following the event, Niraj Cement in 2019,… Continue Reading...


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