Gammon-OJSC Mosmetrostroy JV and Ors. v. Chennai Metro Rail Limited and Ors. - (High Court of Madras) (08 Sep 2015)
CMRL’s invocation of Gammon’s guarantee would cause irretrievable injustice
The Madras High Court granted an injunction in favour of Gammon, preventing Chennai Metro Rail Limited from invoking its bank guarantee. CMRL’s move stemmed from Gammon’s intention to rope in an Italian firm to help complete the project within the stipulated timeframe. The Court dismissed allegations that such an act was fraudulent, noting that Gammon had faced several lengthy delays arising out of operational and approval-related causes. It viewed efforts to bring in a third-party contractor as a bona fide move to completing the project in time.
Relevant : Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd. vs State of Bihar MANU/SC/0654/1999
The Godhra Electricity Co. Ltd., vs The State of Gujarat MANU/SC/0282/1974
Bishundeo Narain vs Seogeni Rai MANU/SC/0059/1951
Tags : FRAUD GUARANTEE METRO INJUNCTION