Fomento to continue Margao waste collection for a week

NT NETWORK

Margao

Principal district and session’s judge B P
Deshpande on Thursday ordered Sociedade de Fomento to continue
with the collection of waste from the jurisdiction of the Margao Municipal
Council (MMC) and its treatment for seven more days even though the former
offered to hand over the Sonsoddo plant to the civic body immediately
and even withdrew the interim application filed before the court under
Section 9.

On Wednesday, the Sociedade de Fomento
wrote a three-page letter to the MMC with details as to why it wants
to hand over the Sonsoddo plant to the MMC.

The court however kept all the contentions
of both the parties open, which can be contested wherever the matter
goes to the court or courts including the Arbitration tribunal after
seven days.

“You (referring to both the parties) are free to
take a decision. Fomento is unconditionally withdrawing the application
filed under Section 9 (interim application),” Judge B P
Dhespande said after hearing both the parties. The Judge however
later accepted the prayer of MMC lawyer S Padhiyar, who
sought seven days time to decide on the Fomento offer
and ordered the Fomentos to continue the arrangement for seven more
days.

“MMC will decide on it only after the emergency council
meeting scheduled on Friday morning. The councillors will decide on
the offer and also the future course of action after the seven days
period is over. MMC will also take guidance from the appropriate
agencies,” said MMC lawyer Padhiyar while speaking to the media
after the
hearing.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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