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HC refuses to interfere withcan cellation of rly contract

HC refuses to interfere withcan cellation of rly contract
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Justice S V Bhatt of the High court at Hyderabad on Monday refused to interdict the action of the Railways in seeking to cancel the contract of one of its contractors engaged in part construction of the railway bridge and railway station Nandyal and Maduru railway stations under the South Central Railway.

Hyderabad: Justice S V Bhatt of the High court at Hyderabad on Monday refused to interdict the action of the Railways in seeking to cancel the contract of one of its contractors engaged in part construction of the railway bridge and railway station Nandyal and Maduru railway stations under the South Central Railway.

The judge, however, directed the railways to consider the representation made by the petitioner in this regard and then proceed to take any decision in the matter. The judge was dealing with a writ petition filed by the Avantika Contractors. The petitioner contended that the action of the authorities in seeking to cancel the contract and to forfeit the security deposit was illegal.

The petitioner said the railways having granted them time till the end of March 2014 were threatening to cancel the contract well before the time expired. It was the case of the railway that the work was at snail’s pace and though the authorities had repeatedly asked the contractor to speed up the construction work the same was not being done and due to the delay in the segment the larger railway line was delayed from being made operative.

The judge made clear that the decision in this regard was to be taken by the railways and it was not for the court to substitute its wisdom. The judge directed the concerned authorities to look into the grievance of the petitioner and then take a final decision in the matter.

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