July 19, 2023
The High Court of Madras has issued an order in directing the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation to consider and pass appropriate orders on a representation submitted by Vardhan Infrastructure Limited regarding the payment of the price escalation.
According to the petitioner, they are a registered Class-I Contractor under the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation. The petitioner has successfully completed various projects for government departments in Tamil Nadu. Based on successful bidding in tender notifications issued between 2019 and 2020, the respondent corporation issued work orders to the petitioner. The corporation subsequently extended the work orders, instructing the petitioner to continue the works at the same tender price. The petitioner completed the works within the extended period.
However, despite completion of the works, the corporation has not yet made a decision regarding the payment of the price escalation. The petitioner submitted a representation on 21.09.2022, requesting payment as per the escalated price. With no response from the corporation, the petitioner filed the writ petition seeking a direction from the court.
In response, the Judge Sounthar issued an order in directing the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation to consider and pass appropriate orders to give payment of the price escalation. A copy of the order was sent to the Commissioner of the Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation for compliance.