Supreme Court declined to stay the Central Vista project

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to stay the Central Vista project, estimated to cost Rs 20,000 crore, and which seeks to build a new parliament and other central government offices in Lutyens’ zone in central Delhi.

The Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde was hearing a petition by Rajeev Suri, seeking to quash the Central government’s March 20 notification notifying a change in land use.

Chief Justice SA Bobde said that a similar petition against the project is pending in court. During COVID-19 situation, nobody is going to do anything and there is no urgency. Rajeev Suri, the petitioner, has already filed an appeal against the project and it is pending in the apex court. The CJI said that a similar petition is pending and there’s no need to duplicate it, adding he can amend the petition.

The renovation of the Parliament constructing is a section within the Centre’s bigger Central Vista venture which features a new Parliament home, a brand new Central secretariat complicated for ministries, and new residences for the Prime Minister and the Vice President. All the venture is predicted to be accomplished by 2024.

The Delhi Growth Authority final December had modified the land use of a 15-acre plot from leisure to residential on Dalhousie Street close to South Block the place the PM’s new residence has been proposed.

Opposition parties have urged the Centre to suspend the Central Vista project, in view of the financial burden incurred by the coronavirus-induced Nationwide lockdown.