In a reprieve for companies in the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the 12 operational units at the industrial conclave run by the company at Mundra in Gujarat to continue functioning.
The green bench led by Justice AK Patnaik, in operation, partly stayed a Gujarat High Court order that had earlier this month directed for closure of all functional units and barred any further construction at the Mundra SEZ.
The bench also directed the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) to process APSEZ’s application for environmental clearance within 30 days — as was directed by the High Court. The bench further made it clear that those units, which have been allowed to operate, shall not carry out any construction.
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