New Delhi, 10/5 (AO Bureau);The Delhi High Court has taken an important decision regarding the ambitious Central Vista project of the Modi government. On Monday, the court agreed to hear the petition related to the interim stay on the project. The court will hear the matter tomorrow. The petition has requested an interim stay on the Central Vista project in view of the Corona epidemic. Earlier, the court had fixed the date of May 17 for hearing the matter. The petition was refused hearing in the Supreme Court last week, but the Supreme Court said that the petitioner can request the Delhi High Court for immediate hearing.
The reason for the project being stopped on the petitioner
In this case, Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra this morning appealed before the bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh. This petition has been filed in the High Court on behalf of translator Ananya Malhotra and historian and documentary film maker Sohail Hashmi. The petitioner has said in the petition that in the event that the epidemic has reached an explosive situation, in that case the workers engaged in the Central Vista Project may be victims of infection. In such a situation, the government should stop this work. It has also been said by the petitioner that since this project does not come in compulsory service, and all the works are closed except compulsory service in Delhi, there is no justification to continue the work of this project.
Earlier, senior advocate Luthra told the bench that this matter is highly important as the country is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. He said that he was concerned with the challenge of permission granted to continue the ongoing construction work at Rajpath, Central Vista Extension and in the park. Luthra said, ‘The laborers are being taken from Sarai Kale Khan and Karol Bagh area to Rajpath and Central Vista, where the construction work is going on. This increases the possibility of spreading of Kovid infection among them.
What is Central Vista Project
The new building of the Parliament House to be built under the Central Vista Pariona will be built in about 65,400 square meters and it will be full of magnificent artifacts. The building will have a triangular structure and its height will be the same as the old building. It will have a large constitution hall, a lounge for MPs, a library, several committee rooms, several compartments such as a dining area. The new Parliament House will have a seating capacity of 888 members in the Lok Sabha Chamber, while the Rajya Sabha will have 384 seats.