Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding the expansion of the port limits of Adani's Hazira port, Gujarat, 22/02/2018

  • 22/02/2018

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Essar Bulk Terminal Limited & Others Vs State of Gujarat & Others dated 22/02/2018 regarding the expansion of the port limits of Adani's Hazira port. Essar Bulk Terminal Limited have argued before the Court that they have spent huge amounts of money on lands reclaimed by them.

Apex Court dismisses the Appeal of the Essar Bulk Terminal saying that Essar have no ‘right’ to private property in view of the fact that the ownership of the captive jetty that has been constructed and the ownership of reclaimed land is with the State Government. For this reason also, the notification is intra vires as the alteration in the limits of Hazira Port does not affect any ‘right’ of the Appellants to private property.

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