Supreme Court Approves Central Vista Project In 2:1 Verdict

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the Central Vista project that covers a three-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate at the heart of Delhi.

“We hold that there are no infirmities in clearances given, change in land use,” a three-judge bench of the court said in a majority verdict in response to petitions that challenged the Central Vista project in terms of permissions and clearances, NDTV reported.

The Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna said exercise of power by Centre under DDA Act is just and proper and modifications in land use of master plan 2021, including notifications of March, stand confirmed, India Today reported.

The court in a majority verdict of 2:1 said that the grant of environmental clearance and the notification for change in land use for the project was valid.

The court also added that approval from the Heritage Conservation Committee will be needed when construction work is to begin. Supreme Court has directed all Central Vista project proponents to get approval from the heritage committee, the report added.

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