Sunday, July 6, 2008

High Court News concerning Karwar

HC notice to Karwar DC

The High Court on Monday allowed the writ petition filed by Harikantra Karvi Fisheries Cooperative Society (HKFCS) opposing the tender notification issued by the Director Of Ports and Inland Water Transport on August 20, 2007, to construct a deep sea port at Karwar and issued notices to the DC Karwar, Department of Ports and Inland Water Transport, Department of Forest and Environment and Union Ministry of Forest and Environment.

The iron ore exporters from the State have constructed some permanent structures near the port after having obtained permission from the port authorities to store iron ore.

They have stored thousands of lorries of iron ore causing various health hazards to the residents. A deep sea port is required to transport the large quantities of iron ore that has been stored.

Director of Ports and Inland Water Transport on August 20, 2007 issued a tender notification to construct a deep sea port on build, own, operate, and transfer basis. There is a fisheries port in Karwar. Navy activities also go on in the existing port. If a modern deep sea port is constructed, fishing activities would be affected. HKFCS filed a writ petition in this regard.

The HC division bench consisting of Justice Cyriac Joseph and A N Venupal Gowda allowed the petition and issued notices to the authorities concerned.

Source - http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IE120080603033124&Page=1&Title=Bangalore&Topic=0

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