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Bombay HC orders BEST to reply on affidavit to writ petition filed by Tata Motors Ltd

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A bench comprising Hon’ble Mr. Nitin W. Sambre and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anil Laxman Pansare of the Bombay High Court orders Brihan-Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to submit its reply on affidavit to the writ petition filed by Tata Motors Ltd challenging the decision dated 06.05.2022 issued by it disqualifying the Company from the tender for 1400 electric buses on account of alleged deviation from Tender specifications.

Mr. Mustafa Doctor, Senior Advocate briefed by Karanjawala & Co and Lexicon for Tata Motors Ltd, urged the Bombay High Court to review the decision taken by BEST as despite the Company’s bid being in conformity with the conditions of the Tender and providing a guarantee of operating range of the electric buses as 200 Kms for Single Decker buses (SD) with 80% State of Charge (SoC) without any interruption, the Company’s technical bid was arbitrarily rejected. It is Tata Motors’ case that this has been done to unfairly favour another bidder, Evey Trans Pvt Ltd.

Mr Sharan Jagtyani, Senior Advocate appeared for BEST and Mr Percy Pardiwal, Senior Advocate along with Mr Rohaan Cama, Advocate appeared for Evey Trans Pvt Ltd.

The Hon’ble Court will hear the submissions of parties on 23rd May, 2022 after the replies are filed.

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