The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday issued an interim order asking the government not to go ahead with its plan to hand over the management of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to upgrade and improve its condition to an Indian company .
After conducting a hearing on a writ filed against the controversial decision of the government regarding the TIA management handover, a majority of three member bench asked the government not to proceed with its plan to handover TIA management to Indian company IL and FS without announcing tender until the final verdict is made.
Judges Sushila Karki and Tarka Raj Bhatta decided to issue the order while judge Ram Kumar Shah argued that it was yet to be clear if the government had officially taken the decision regarding the contract.
Advocates Sriprasad Pandit, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and Bhupal Basnet had filed the writ demanding that the decision to hand over the TIA management to the Indian company should be scraped as it violated country's existing law and was also against the national interest. nepalnews.com