Coca-Cola Asks High Court to Restart Plant in Plachimada
March 30, 2005

Kochi: Softdrinks Major Coca Cola today approached the Kerala High Court seeking permission to start production at its bottling plant at Plachimada in Palakaad district by drawing ground water.

A division bench, comprising justice M Ramachandran and K P Balachandran, adjourned the case to April one for further hearing.

The company submitted that since the past one and half years, its plant had remained closed and it had suffered huge loss. The company assured that it was prepared to comply with the terms laid down by the expert committee regarding the drawing of ground water.

The Supreme court senior counsel, C S Vaidyanath, who appeared for the cola company, requested the court to give top priority in hearing the cases.

Meanwhile, Perumatty panchayat, where the unit is located, and the state government today informed the court that they had not received any copies of the expert committee's report and hence they could not file any objections.

Considering this, the court adjourned the case to Friday.

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