Supreme Court gives go-ahead to redevelopment plan of Central Vista project in 2:1 verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the redevelopment plan of the Central Vista project.

A three-judge Supreme Court bench said exercise of power by the Centre under DDA Act is just and valid. “The recommendations of environmental clearance by the Ministry of Environment is just, valid and proper and we uphold the same,” the Court said.

The bench in a 2:1 verdict allowed the project to go on but, said Heritage Conservation Committee approval needed for construction work to begin.

The Top Court directed project proponents to get approval from the Committee.

The Central Vista project, announced in September 2019 envisages a new triangular Parliament building, with a seating capacity of 900 to 1,200 MPs. On December 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building under the Central Vista project. The new building will be a landmark opportunity to build a peoples’ Parliament for the first time after independence, one which will match the needs and aspirations of ‘New India’ in the 75th anniversary of independence in 2022