From our Correspondent
Itanagar, July 3: While admitting a PIL case filed by petitioners Lama Tallang and Dinesh Nyare, the Gauhati High Court has ordered to stop further construction of helipads at Pakke-Kessang and Seijosa in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The petitioners in its PIL said that construction of helipads at Pakke-Kessang and Seijosa were taken up in violation of guidelines of the State and Central governments.
The on-going construction of Seijosa helipad at Pakke river bed is not only susceptible but it would create a great impact on ecological existence, the PIL said.
They further said construction of parallel helipad in the existing helipad at Pakke-Kessang without prior approval from the governments has deprived the Pijerang people of having a sanctioned helipad.
An amount of Rs 149.18 lakh was sanctioned for construction of Seijosa helipad. But the NIT of Rs 68, 46, 000 was invited for construction of the same, the PIL alleged.
The petitioners appealed to the High Court to pass stay order against operation of NITs related to Pakke-Kessang and Seijosa helipads.
While delivering the judgment, the High Court in its order on June 28 said, “Inspite of two opportunities already granted, the State of Arunachal Pradesh failed to file response. Last opportunity is granted to file its response and it was listed again on 26.7.2012. Meanwhile, there would be no further construction on the place in question.”