The Rajasthan High Court has recently stayed the construction of any road passing through any of the lakes in Udaipur.
The Court was hearing a suo motu cognisance in an application for stay of tender notices issued in this regard. The grievance of the applicant in the stay petition is that ignoring the directions of this Court issued for cleaning of the lakes in Udaipur, the Udaipur Smart City Limited has issued a notice inviting tender for construction of alternative road from Chandpole to Brahmpole passing through perimeter of Pichola lake.
The Division Bench of Justice Sangeeta Lodha and Justice Vinit Kumar Mathur said in order, “Learned AAG and learned counsel appearing for the respondents UIT, Udaipur and Udaipur Smart City Limited, seek two weeks’ time to file reply to the misc. application as also to the stay petition. Time prayed for is allowed. In the meanwhile and until further orders, no road passing through any of the lakes in Udaipur shall be constructed by the respondents.”
The Court allowed two weeks time to the Additional Advocate General and the Counsel appearing for the respondents – UIT, Udaipur and Udaipur Smart City Limited, for filing of reply to the stay petition.
The matter is scheduled next for hearing on September 17, 2021.