If Mumbai Metro's a public utility, shouldn't Reliance share info?


Source:  www.dnaindia.com

MMRDA says can’t answer RTI query as Reliance not providing details.

It just got that much tougher to get information on the Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd’s (MMOPL) Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line.

A recent order of the State Information Commission (SIC), citing a Supreme Court (SC) order, has held that the public authority – in this case, Mumbai Metropolitan Region DevelopmentAuthority (MMRDA) – is not responsible to furnish information to the RTI applicant if the information asked is not available with the authority.

This correspondent had sought information from MMRDA on trials and tests done for Research Design and Standards Organisation, Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety and Railway Board’s approval to begin revenue operations of Mumbai Metro. More info