On Tuesday, Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking a halt on the Central Vista Project’s construction during the ongoing second wave of Covid-19 in India.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority issued the curbs in view of the increasing Covid-19 cases. They sought the aforesaid direction for the workers’ life protection and safety of those who involved in the project.
Senior advocate Sidharth Luthra, who is representing the petitioner, said that their prayer is very specific and highlighted that their petition does not go against the Central Visa Project’s constitutional validity. But Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma opposed the plea.
The counsel of the petitioner said, “I know your Lordships have seen my prayers, but please read them with me for my satisfaction. The relief is only sought for the peak period. Else havoc will be wreaked.” The court declined the notice and adjourned the issue to 17th May.
On 13th September of 2019, the Centre announced this project focusing on redevelopment of Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, North Block, and South Block, which is expanded in 86 acres in Delhi, which is almost 3 km from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.