SC Refuses To Stay Central Vista Project

The Supreme Court on Thursday has denied to stay the Government's Central Vista Project in the National Capital and said it will not be put on hold for now. 

A bench led by the Chief Justice SA Bobde refused to stay the project after hearing a petition filed by Rajeev Suri seeking directions to nullify the central government’s order for change in Land Use regarding the redevelopment plan. 

The Petitioner Rajeev Suri submitted that it is a brash move to start a project covering 86 acres in the Lutyens zone, people will also suffer from enjoying open and green spaces under Article 21 of the Constitution. 

Appearing for Centre Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that “Parliament is being Constructed, why is there an objection?” 

The Chief Justice also stated 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.”

The Central Vista Project is in the area between India Gate and the Rashtrapati Bhawan and will finish by 2022, a new parliament building. 

-India Legal Bureau