The Specific Relief (Amendment) Act 2018 (the “Amendment Act”) was passed by parliament in July 2018 and came into force on 1 October 2018. It makes several significant amendments to the Specific Relief Act 1963 and specifically introduces provisions pertaining to timely completion of infrastructure projects and enforcement of infrastructure contracts, for which purpose special courts will be designated. The Amendment Act also makes provisions for substituted performance of contracts, enforcements of contracts related to trusts and in case of amalgamation of two LLPs and establishes a process and timeline for expeditious disposal of suits.
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