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    Published On : Mon, Jun 24th, 2013

    Nagpur High Court hammers NIT, contractor of Water-cum-Amusement Park for “nasty acts”

    The contractors started “hosting” marriages, other parties, celebrations of various kinds, and the likes, by shutting down the Water-cum-Amusement Park, for the very purpose of amusement to kids. The agreement, too, mentioned that the land would only be used for the Water-cum-Amusement Park.

    Nagpur News: In a development that would force any sane person to ponder over how a powerful and giant business group could use money and muscle powers to violate rules and regulations for an easy booty. The development refers to the Water-cum-Amusement Park near Ambajhari lake for fun and frolic for all the citizens of the Orange City, not to mention for the kids in particular.

    The Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) had made an agreement with the business group (Contractor) for the purpose of an amusement park on NIT’s lane near Ambajhari lake. The said land was previously was a beautiful green belt with thick forest adjoining the VNIT’s massive campus area. The NIT bosses, firstly, should not have handed over the precious land of green forest to the contractor for the purpose of an amusement park. (An inference, now, could be drawn from the agreement that the NIT bosses must have got “amused with a large bounty”).

    However, the real “drama” for pocketing an extra booty was staged by the contractor. The contractors started “hosting” marriages, other parties, celebrations of various kinds, and the likes, by shutting down the Water-cum-Amusement Park, for the very purpose of amusement to kids. The agreement, too, mentioned that the land would only be used for the Water-cum-Amusement Park. However, now-a-days, it would be a surprise for the citizens if the “dirty games” are not played by the powerful business groups in connivance with the concerned Government top guns.

    However, the nasty development could not escape the attention of some alert citizens and social workers Sandeep Agrawal and Suresh Waghmare. They filed a Public Interest Petition (PIL) in the High Court in this regard. After several hearings in the past, It seems that the scope of the PIL  for action against the contractor running Water-cum-Amusement Park has now stands limited to find out as to whether the contractor has made payment of premium at the rate increased by the Nagpur Improvement Trust for its activities not mentioned in the agreement of September 4, 2002.

    Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice S.B.Shukre, at the High Court here, have asked the said contractor and the NIT”s lawyers to intimate to the Court by July 1 next, the details of such payments made,if any, by the contractor to the NIT after the NIT’s decision to regularize the same and to permit the contractor to carry on with other activities, for which permission was not there in the agreement at enhanced premium.

    The only thing the petitioners can now press on the payment of premium at increased rate that it should be recovered for the period from the date, the agreement is in force.

    Advocate R.D.Raskar appeared for the petitioners. Advocate S.K.Mishra (NIT) represented the respondent. Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice S.B.Shukre have asked the contractor and the NIT”s lawyers to intimate to the Court by July 1 next.


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