The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the freezing of round Rs 3.65 crore within the checking account of Bajwa Developer Group for establishing everlasting electrical energy connections at two housing initiatives. The initiatives are being carried out by them in Mohali’s Sector 123and Sector 117.
The Bench of Justice Amol Rattan Singh and Justice Lalit Batra, whereas passing the order, has additionally said that an interim order, which directed the chairman of the PSPCL (Punjab State Power Corporation Limited) to get short-term connections restored at each the initiatives — which have been disconnected on February 19 final 12 months — would proceed.
The division Bench is listening to petitions filed by Avinder Kumar Kalsy and others (residents of Sector-123, Mohali), and Sukhjinder Singh and others (residents of Sunny Basant- Sector 117). Both the initiatives have been offered by Bajwa Developer Group.
The petitioners have been represented by Advocates Rakesh Dhiman and Abhimanyu Kalsy.
During the resumed listening to of the case, the PSPCL sought modification/recalling of the orders whereby the High Court had directed the facility company to revive short-term electrical energy connections to the petitioners on account of the truth that Bajwa Developers had not arrange a light-weight distribution system/electrical energy sub-station in every of the 2 initiatives that it had undertaken (through which the petitioners are actually residing).
The Bench in its order noticed, “…firstly, electricity is no longer a luxury but a basic necessity of life; and further, with learned counsel for the petitioners having submitted that the examinations of children are ongoing or are coming up in the near future, and lack of electricity obviously can hamper their studies and consequently have a long term effect on their careers, the interim orders directing restoration of temporary electricity connections had been passed…”
The counsel for PSPCL in the meantime raised a degree as regards the short-term electrical energy connection being accessible just for two years and with the developer of the challenge not having fulfilled his promise, the monetary burden of offering the electrical energy connection couldn’t be borne by the facility company.
The HC, in flip stated, , “In order to ensure that the petitioners do not continue suffering for no fault of theirs, the fault being that of the developer who allotted them the houses in which they are staying, we are of the opinion that a via-media needs to be worked out.”
The counsel for Bajwa Developer submitted earlier than the courtroom that he would take directions and try to be certain that the sunshine distribution system/electrical energy sub-stations is offered on the earliest.
The Bench listening to the counsels of PSPCL, in addition to Bajwa Developer, remarked that in the event that they discovered the time frame for finishing and truly making the sunshine distribution System/electrical energy sub-stations purposeful was cheap then the the matter can relaxation at that for the second, with the short-term electrical energy connections to proceed to be given to the petitioners, however at the price of M/s Bajwa Developers, who have been to pay PSPCL for short-term connection on the charges fastened.
The High Court thus directed that the accounts of the developer be frozen to the extent of Rs 3.65 crore, which as per the counsel showing for PSPCL, could be the quantity wanted for establishing mild distribution methods for the housing initiatives.
The matter will probably be taken up subsequent for a listening to on May 16.