‘State tribunal needs to be shifted for Metro expansion’

Court was informed that around 15 proposals pertaining to infrastructure requirement for the tribunals were pending

| Mumbai | Published: February 10, 2015 2:15:02 am

The state government, on Monday, informed the Bombay High Court that the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal in Mumbai requires to be shifted for the expansion of Mumbai Metro line under phase-III of the project. The Tribunal’s Mumbai office is located in the government barracks opposite Mantralaya.

The court said that the government would have to ensure that the Tribunal got adequate space in place of the existing office. Justices A S Oka and A K Menon were hearing a public interest litigation, which sought better infrastructure and filling of vacant posts in the state administrative tribunals, situated in Mumbai, Nagpur and Aurangabad.

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The court was informed that around 15 proposals pertaining to infrastructure requirement for the tribunals were pending with the government for the last three months.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the administrative tribunal in Mumbai has also sought more space for operation of the tribunal. The government replied saying the office would need to be shifted as space was required under phase-III of Metro construction.

Several political parties and government offices are likely to be impacted because of the construction of a station for the underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro corridor. The Vidhan Bhavan metro station will come up here.

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