SC approves Central Vista project

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New Delhi (NVI): The Supreme Court in a majority verdict today approved the environmental clearance and notification for change in land use for the Central Vista Project in Delhi.

During the judgment, the court said the exercise of the power under the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Act was valid and the recommendations of environmental clearance by the Ministry of Environment proper.

The court in its judgement said that the heritage conservation committee approval needed when construction work is to begin. It also directed the project proponents to get approval from the heritage committee.

The three-judge bench hearing the case comprised Justices Dinesh Maheshwar, A. M. Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna.

The project intend refurbishing the nation’s power corridor, which includes a new Parliament building, a common Central Secretariat and a renovated Rajpath stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.

Earlier on December 7, the Supreme Court had allowed the foundation stone laying ceremony for the new Parliament building on December 10 but directed that no construction should take place.