International Amusement Limited Vs. India Trade Promotion Organisation

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO.11474 OF 2014

(Arising Out of SLP (C) No. 13982 of 2007)

International Amusement Limited ………APPELLANT

Vs.

India Trade Promotion Organisation & Anr. ………RESPONDENTS

 

The appellant herein was running an amusement  park in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi since the year 1984, which was well known as “Appu Ghar”. The land for the purpose was initially allotted to the appellant by India Trade Promotion Organisation (for short ‘the ITPO) on licence basis as the lease between the Central Government and the ITPO was still pending and as such permanent allotment of the land could not be made in favour of the appellant. Only as an administrative measure, the license agreements were entered into between the appellant and the ITPO. The appellant claimed that it was the permanent allottee of the land for running the amusement park on the similar lines as were allotted in favour of the Statutory Corporations/Instrumentalities of the State and Central Government. It was only on the assurance of the Land & Development Office (for short “the L&DO”), Ministry of Urban Development and ITPO that the appellant made huge amount of investment for establishing and running “Appu Ghar”. The last agreement entered into between the parties was on 6.11.1995. In the said agreement, arbitration clauses 27 and 28 were incorporated…read more