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Central Vista Project: Supreme Court Allows Foundation Ceremony on 10th December, 2020 without altering the status of the site in any manner [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Dec 2020 9:40pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Central Vista Project: Supreme Court Allows Foundation Ceremony on 10th December, 2020 without altering the status of the site in any manner [READ ORDER]

The Supreme Court on 07th December 2020 allowed the Centre to go ahead with the proposed foundation stone laying ceremony for the Central Vista project after the government assured it that no construction or demolition work would be done till the apex court decides the pending pleas on the issue.

The Gujarat-based architecture firm, HCP Design, Planning and Management Private Limited, has won the consultancy bid for the ambitious project to redevelop the Central Vista to construct a common central secretariat complex and a new Parliament building.

Earlier, activist Rajeev Suri and other petitoners have challenged various permissions given to the project by the authorities, including the nod for change of land use. They have questioned the project over environmental clearance granted to the project and the historical value of the existing building.

The Supreme Court, on 5th November 2020 had reserved its verdict on PILs challenging various permissions given by authorities for the redevelopment of Central Vista in Lutyens’ Delhi, specially assembled after coming to know that the government was going ahead with the project without waiting for its verdict.

It may be noted that the 'bhumi pujan' ceremony for the new Parliament building has been scheduled on 10th December 2020. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will lay the foundation for the new building.

The Supreme Court while passing order on 7th December 2020 expressed its displeasure over the Centre going ahead with the Central Vista Redevelopment Project without waiting for its verdict.

A Bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar gave the concession after Solicitor… Continue Reading...


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