Supreme Court refuses to stay Modi government’s ambitious Delhi Central Vista Project for now

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New Delhi, April 30: The Supreme Court has just nixed to put stay on the Central Government’s ambitious Delhi Central Vista project.

The court said that there is no need to immediately hear this application. Anyway, no one is going to do anything in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

During the hearing, the Solicitor General of India said that new Parliament is being built, what is the problem in this project.

However, the petition has been filed by Rajiv Suri. The petition said that the Central Government gave a green signal to the plan of Delhi Central Vista Project through a notification on March 20.

The petition states that the order for notifying Central Vista has been made without a Supreme Court order. In December 2019, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had raised objections through a notice on the change of land use of this project of twenty thousand crore rupees. This notification was challenged in the Delhi High Court.

The petition states that these notifications are illegal under Section 11A of the Delhi Development Act. The DDA does not have the right to notify it. The petition said that this notification violates Delhi Master Plan 2021.

What is Delhi Central Vista Project?

Under this plan, a new Parliament House is planned that will address not only the space requirement but also result into an iconic structure which stands as a symbol of democracy. The project also involves the creation of new residences for the Prime Minister and the Vice-President near the South and North Blocks and the demolition of the existing buildings along the two sides of Rajpath, to make way for a concentration of about 10 government building complexes.