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Plea to quash tender notification for Nemmeli desalination plant dismissed

The Madras High Court dismissed a writ petition to quash a tender notification floated by the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) for designing and building a desalination

Published: 17th July 2018 03:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2018 03:20 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI : The Madras High Court dismissed a writ petition to quash a tender notification floated by the Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) for designing and building a desalination plant with a capacity of 150 MLD on the East Coast Road at Nemmeli that would be in operation and maintained for 20 years before calling for a fresh plant.  

Since the petitioner company, Singh Electricals and Constructions in Ranchi, has not submitted the tender document on or before the stipulated last date of September 15, 2017, it has no locus standi to file the present writ petition, as it is not an aggrieved party, Justice T Raja said, and dismissed the petition on Monday. The judge noted that when the CMWSSB had proposed to set up the seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant as a prestigious project to tide over the drinking water crisis in the State at a cost of `1,259 crore with the shared funding of `700 crore from KfW, a German agency. 



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