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Taj Mansingh row: SC asks NDMC to reconsider auction

The company had paid more than Rs 250 cr up to 2011 for the joint venture arrangement with NDMC

M J Antony  |  New Delhi 

Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi
Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi (Source: Wikipedia)

The on Thursday asked the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to reconsider its decision to auction Tata Group's in Delhi within six weeks. There will be no change till then as the status quo ordered in November last year would prevail.

SC passed the order at the end of a three-day hearing on the appeal of Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) against the Delhi high court judgment which allowed to end the 33-year lease and auction the property.

The Bench presided over by Justice P C Ghose asked the civic body to settle the issue through negotiations or go for auction with the right of first refusal to the Tata firm. If the company offers a matching price, it shall be accepted; else it would be auctioned.

The judges were critical of the conduct of and observed that it did not act fairly and suppressed the opinion of law officers’ that favoured Tata’s plea for extension of lease. During the week-long arguments, counsel Harish Salve representing said the company had paid more than Rs 250 crore up to 2011 according to the joint venture arrangement with He claimed that it was the only hotel which regularly paid to If the hotel was auctioned, it would be a heavy loser.


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Taj Mansingh row: SC asks NDMC to reconsider auction

The company had paid more than Rs 250 cr up to 2011 for the joint venture arrangement with NDMC

The company had paid more than Rs 250 cr up to 2011 for the joint venture arrangement with NDMC, IHCL's counsel said
The on Thursday asked the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to reconsider its decision to auction Tata Group's in Delhi within six weeks. There will be no change till then as the status quo ordered in November last year would prevail.

SC passed the order at the end of a three-day hearing on the appeal of Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) against the Delhi high court judgment which allowed to end the 33-year lease and auction the property.

The Bench presided over by Justice P C Ghose asked the civic body to settle the issue through negotiations or go for auction with the right of first refusal to the Tata firm. If the company offers a matching price, it shall be accepted; else it would be auctioned.

The judges were critical of the conduct of and observed that it did not act fairly and suppressed the opinion of law officers’ that favoured Tata’s plea for extension of lease. During the week-long arguments, counsel Harish Salve representing said the company had paid more than Rs 250 crore up to 2011 according to the joint venture arrangement with He claimed that it was the only hotel which regularly paid to If the hotel was auctioned, it would be a heavy loser.


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Taj Mansingh row: SC asks NDMC to reconsider auction

The company had paid more than Rs 250 cr up to 2011 for the joint venture arrangement with NDMC

The on Thursday asked the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to reconsider its decision to auction Tata Group's in Delhi within six weeks. There will be no change till then as the status quo ordered in November last year would prevail.

SC passed the order at the end of a three-day hearing on the appeal of Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) against the Delhi high court judgment which allowed to end the 33-year lease and auction the property.

The Bench presided over by Justice P C Ghose asked the civic body to settle the issue through negotiations or go for auction with the right of first refusal to the Tata firm. If the company offers a matching price, it shall be accepted; else it would be auctioned.

The judges were critical of the conduct of and observed that it did not act fairly and suppressed the opinion of law officers’ that favoured Tata’s plea for extension of lease. During the week-long arguments, counsel Harish Salve representing said the company had paid more than Rs 250 crore up to 2011 according to the joint venture arrangement with He claimed that it was the only hotel which regularly paid to If the hotel was auctioned, it would be a heavy loser.


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