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Journey To Nowhere
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JULY ’92: Cogentrix signs MoU with Karnataka government for two 500-MW plants in Bangalore and Mangalore

SEPT ’93: MoU revised, Cogentrix to set up one 1,000-MW plant in Mangalore

SEPT ’94: Mangalore Power Company ( MPC ) set up for imple - menting the project, signs purchase agreement with KEB

NOV ’95: Karnataka approves the project after it is cleared by the pollution control board.

JAN ’96: M P C signs revised PPA with state electricity board

APR ’96: Karnataka High Court disposes of a PIL by Nandikur Jana Jagruthi Samithi questioning the location of the project

JUNE ’96: Union environment ministry grants approval

JULY ’96: CEA issues techno-economic clearance

OCT ’96: George Fernandes writes to PM Deve Gowda about alleged payoffs— the "needle of suspicion" points at Gowda

APR ’97: Market analyst Arun Agarwal and state Samata Party leader S.K. Kantha file a PIL in the High Court on payoffs. No names                 are mentioned as recipients

FEB ’98: HC division bench orders CBI probe with a direction that the inquiry be completed within one year

APR ’98: Karnataka government moves Supreme Court (SC) with a special leave petition that a CBI probe would delay the project

JAN ’99: Arguments conclude in SC, judgement awaited

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