Talcher Project

Published: Monday 15 November 1999

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose of the Calcutta high court has vacated the interim order of status quo with regard to the National Thermal Power Corporation's (ntpc) Talcher Project. National Vickers Babock Employees' Union, through a writ petition, challenged the issue of the tender for the project by ntpc in favour of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (bhel). They also obtained an order of status quo on the tender. Bhel filed an application for vacating the interim order on the grounds that the court had no territorial jurisdiction to entertain such an issue. Justice Ghose, while vacating the order, also dismissed the writ petition holding that the court suffered lack of jurisdiction.

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