High Court provides a go ahead for railway line

Gujarat high court (HC)on Friday gave a go ahead for the construction or railway line between Mundra and Adipur in Kutch district by Adani Port Special Economic Zone (APSEZ). The Court rejected a petition by a local resident objecting the company’s move claiming that it did not take the permission of local gram panchayat prior to constructing the railway line.

Under The SEZ Act, the company is free to construct a compound wall along the railway line which is part of SEZ, the court said.

The HC ruled that once an area is notified as a SEZ, local village panchayat does not have any authority over it. It said that once the plan is accepted by the railway authorities, the court cannot interfere with the decision, whether or not to construct an overbridge.