Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the ambitious Central Vista project. With this, the way has been cleared for the construction of the new Parliament House and the Central Secretariat. The court said during the hearing that the implementation of policies cannot be completely banned and the job of the court is not to rule.
The three-member bench of the Supreme Court, ruling by a 2: 1 majority, upheld them, rejecting the petitions against the notification of environmental clearance and changes in land use for the project. The judgment by Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari said that the right to development is a basic human right. It is expected from any part of the state that it will not obstruct development until the government will start construction after getting the green signal from the Heritage Protection Committee.
The construction work of the new parliament building will start first with the approval of the Supreme Court. For this, the Central Government will have to seek the approval of the Heritage Protection Committee (HCC). On getting the green signal from the committee, the Central Public Works. Department will start work at the ground level. Officials of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said CPWD will soon submit the project to HCC for approval.