The clearance comes after the infrastructure major had issued a termination notice to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), citing delay in nod from the ministry. The company was reportedly unhappy with delays in getting necessary clearances. The Supreme Court has made it mandatory to get environmental clearances for projects that involve excavation work and boulder removal.
GVK had, in October 2011, bagged the Rs 4,000 crore order for the four-laning of the Shivpuri-Dewas section of National Highway 3 in Madhya Pradesh from the NHAI. The project entails widening and strengthening of the two-lane highway to a four-lane over a 332 km stretch as part of the National Highway Development Project (Phase IV).
With inputs from PTI