Gwalior: Hearing Public Interest litigation (PIL) over the issue of interrupting construction of a bypass for national highway, the Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court has sought a detailed report from the Morar military camp administration regarding their objection within a month.

The double-judge bench comprising Justice Sushil Harkoli and Justice Sheel Nagu asked the Morar camp to express the basis of security threats on which it has been interrupting the construction of a bypass for the North-South Corridor highway.

The bench also asked the military camp to answer on the proposal of land-option given by the state government within a month.

Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh government had asked the Morar camp to take another land in lieu of the place where the bypass construction is proposed.

However, the Morar military camp is yet to take a decision on the proposal.

It may be noted that the construction work of 42.5 kilometre national highway project-- North-South Corridor- has been disrupted by the Morar military camp for a long time as 1.25 kilometre of this bypass passes through the camp.

The completion of North-South Corridor will connect the national highways number 3 and 76 providing a direct commutation to the southern states without entering Madhya Pradesh.

(JPN/Bureau)