Supreme court gives nod for Central Vista project

Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 January 2021 (11:54 IST)
New Delhi: Central government got a breather after the supreme court's nod for central vista project.Earlier in 2020
 the top court permitted the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the new Parliament by Prime Minister on December 10 while noting that no construction, demolition or felling of trees shall take place.

The ambitious project, announced around September, proposes a new Parliament, offices for MPs, new buildings to house central government offices and a residence for the prime minister.
The court gave its verdict after hearing a bunch of petitions, challenging several aspects, including the environmental clearance granted to the project.
In its judgement, the apex court said the exercise of power under the Delhi Development Act (DDA) was valid and the recommendations of environmental clearance by the Ministry of Environment proper.
A Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna pronounced the judgement, with Justices Khanwilkar and Maheshwari forming the majority, and with Justice Khanna pronouncing a separate judgement.(UNI)