Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) should be considered a public authority, that is, under the purview of the Right to Information act.
That was the unequivocal stand of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional DevelopmentAuthority (MMRDA) about its metro rail partner, with which it has shared a turbulent relationship over the years. MMRDA’s statement echoes dna’s public interest campaign which has consistently stated that MMOPL should be considered to be under the RTI act.
What is MMRDA’s reasoning?
On Wednesday, MMRDA made the statement as part of its oral submission to the state information commission’s (SIC) division bench. The bench, comprising the state chief information commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad and information commissioner (Brihanmumbai bench) Ajit Kumar Jain, was hearing a complaint made by activist Shailesh Gandhi. More info