Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher Rana has said the Supreme Court will mull about whether the Nijgadh International Airport will be built or not.
The Supreme Court (SC) on December 23 had issued an interim order instructing the government to not move the works related to the Nijgadh International Airport forward.
Speaking with media persons at the SC on Friday Rana, who had headed the joint bench while issuing the interim order, said the issues raised by the petitioners against the Nijgadh Airport deserve to be considered.
"The applications claim that there are trees up to 100 years old that have to be cut for the valuable development," Rana stated. "The main interest is the effect of reducing the number of those trees on carbon emission."
He added that the SC will also consider whether the airport will be built or not. "The court will see if construction is certain. It will also see how many trees will be chopped and whether such destruction has to be done at that very place," he pointed. "We will consider overall issues including these as per the applications. We will study the government plan and claims of the applications."
He reminded of the SC's constitutional duty and stated that it should see if vegetation and wild animals are destroyed.
He also defended the SC order on Ncell case and advised the journalists to read the Income Tax Act.
Published Date: Friday, Poush 18, 2076, 19:09:00