The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition to suspend construction work on the ambitious Central Vista project at a time when the country is reeling from a deadly second wave of Kovid that has killed thousands and crippled the healthcare system. Is done. In the midst of the epidemic, the opposition and academics have been attacking the government strongly for continuing the work on the project.
Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra requested the Chief Justice of India to file a petition against the Delhi High Court order.
Construction work for Rs. The 20,000-crore project has been brought under the purview of “essential services”, a move that has angered the opposition.
In Delhi, which is under a lockout, construction work is permitted at construction sites where workers are housed on site. But when NDTV checked the location last week, many were not found camping at the construction site. Most of the laborers were found coming from a part of Delhi 16 km.
The Grand Makeover Plan also recently received an environmental clearance, which makes way for a new home for the Prime Minister by December 2022. The Vice President’s house is expected to be completed by May next year.
The redevelopment project of Central Vista envisages the reconstruction of a new Triangular Parliament building, a Common Central Secretariat and a three-kilometer long Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.
Sources said that the government is determined that preparations for India’s 75th Independence Day will continue.