CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday asked Gammon India and CMRL to suggest names of experts who could be appointed as arbitrator to hear the dispute between them.
The issue pertains to a petition moved by the Gammon India seeking a stay on the termination of its contract by Chennai Metro Rail Ltd.
When the petition came up on Monday, Justice S Vimala asked both the sides to come out with names and posted the matter to Friday for further hearing.
Early this month CMRL decided to terminate its contract with Gammon due to delay in completion of the tunnelling project after Gammon’s joint venture partner Mosmetrostroy,
a Russian Company, walked out of the project.
Lawyers Face Judges’ Ire
Chennai: Cracking the whip on advocates who defied the court order making helmets mandatory, the Madras High Court slapped contempt proceedings against the lawyers from Madurai. “Why should not we take action against advocates who indulged in agitation?” asked the division bench of Justice S Tamilvanan and Justice CT Selvam, which suo motu initiated the proceedings.
Panel to inspect Anna Library
Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday appointed a two-member panel to inspect the Anna Centenary Library at Kotturpuram and submit a report on the condition of the library. The first bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice T S Sivagnanam passed the interim order on a PIL moved by one V Manonmani. The petitioner had alleged that the library, established at a cost of Rs 172 crore, is presently not being properly maintained by the concerned authorities.