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Central Vista -"Special Medical, Covid-19 Protocol Arrangements Made For Workers": Centre Tells Delhi High Court, Seeks Dismissal If Plea to Halt Work

Lawstreet Journal 14 May 2021 10:43pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive Central Vista -"Special Medical, Covid-19 Protocol Arrangements Made For Workers": Centre Tells Delhi High Court, Seeks Dismissal If Plea to Halt Work

The Centre has filed its counter affidavit in Court stating that various Covid-19 compliant facilities have been provided for the staff at the site, including arrangements for their stay, testing, isolation, and medical help at the site, in response to a petition filed before the Delhi High Court seeking a temporary halt on the Central Vista Project construction in light of Covid-19. The plea calls the petition "an invasion of rule of law" and asks that it be dismissed with costs because all of this material was in the public domain but was withheld by the petitioner.

The Centre also stated that staff at the Central Vista site would have "immediate medical treatment and adequate care," which would have been difficult to obtain otherwise due to a strained medical system.

It has stated that a stay facility has been given for around 250 out of 400 employees who expressed a desire to stay and work, and that the facility ensures strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocol, including sanitization, thermal screening, distancing, and masking. The centre has stated that the scope of work at issue in this petition is not the Central Vista Project, but the redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue (both sides of Rajpath) where the annual Republic Day celebrations take place. It also denied claims made in the petition that the project was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, stating that the work must be completed by November 10, 2021, as stipulated in the tender. In terms of occupational protection, the affidavit… Continue Reading...


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