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SC to hear Nakodar sewerage issue on Dec 9

The Supreme Court will issue non-completion of the sewerage work at Nakodar on December 9. Former councilor Aditya Bhatara has filed a special leave petition against the decision of the Punjab and Haryana high court dismissing his petition on this issue. Chief justice P Sathasivam and justice Ranjan Gogoi will hear the matter.

punjab Updated: Dec 06, 2013 18:59 IST

The Supreme Court will issue non-completion of the sewerage work at Nakodar on December 9.


Former councilor Aditya Bhatara has filed a special leave petition against the decision of the Punjab and Haryana high court dismissing his petition on this issue. Chief justice P Sathasivam and justice Ranjan Gogoi will hear the matter.

Bhatara had approached the high court for directing the Punjab government to restart and complete the sewerage work of Nakodar.

He had informed the court that the Punjab water supply and sewerage board started the sewerage project worth `15 crore in 2006. But it came to a halt in 2007 as the SAD-BJP government stopped the release of funds.

The project was started in March 2006 and then chief minister captain Amrinder Singh had laid down the foundation stone. The main sewerage lines of 9.8 km and branch lines of 51.44 km were to be laid in the project.

But till date only 2.28 km main lines and 6 km branch lines have been laid. The division bench of chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and justice Augustine Gorge Masih on September 19 had dismissed the petition saying a councilor cannot express helplessness in assisting the people who have elected him and then file a public interest litigation seeking performance of municipal functions.