HYDERABAD: The High Court on Friday accepted the government's proposal that sand seized by it in raids on illegal operations could be used by civil contractors in the Godavari delta modernisation work. Dealing with a sand quarry case, a division bench comprising chief justice Madan B Lokur and justice PV Sanjay Kumar had on Thursday wanted to know whether the AP Mineral Development Corporation could supply sand for the delta work which was crippled by sand scarcity.
The petitioners, RSV Constructions Pvt Ltd and G Dorayya & Co, said they were not in a position to execute the works due to non-availability of sand.
Advocate-general A Sudarshan Reddy told the court on Friday that the government had one lakh cubic metres of sand seized in East and West Godavari districts and the same would be supplied for modernisation of Godavari delta work. The sand would be supplied directly without the involvement of a middleman, he said.