Former CS of AP files plea Hyd High Court against Swiss Challenge adopted by AP Govt.

Former CS of AP files plea Hyd High Court against Swiss Challenge adopted by AP Govt.

  Written by : Suryaa Desk Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018, 03:36 PM
 

Hyderabad: Former chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh, I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, has moved the Hyderabad High Court seeking to declare the ‘Swiss Challenge’, adopted by the AP government for construction of a capital in Amar-avati, as unconstitutional.

The former CS in his petition contended that the ‘Swiss Challenge’ was in violation of the provisions under the Andhra Pradesh Infrastructure Develo-pment Enabling (APIED) Act, and also in violation of the gui-delines of the Supreme Court.

He urged the court to declare the GOs issued by the state government approving the amended proposals submitted by the Ascendas-Singbridge and Sem-bcorp Consortium, to develop the capital as ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional’.

He reminded that a single judge of this court had stayed the competitive bids invited by the Capital Area Development Authority for the development of a capital region and subsequent amendments to the bids in 2016.