The Court has clarified that all the proceedings regarding the Central Vista Development Project will be considered consolidatedly. The Court also allowed the petitioner’s request to amend their application.
A three-judge Bench of Bench of Justices Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjeev Khanna observed this while hearing a plea filed by Environmentalist Rajeev Suri seeking stay on the Central Vista Project pertaining to construction of a new parliamentary building and other Government buildings in Lutyens Delhi.
During the hearing today, Advocate Shikhil Suri appearing for the petitioner stated that the authorities are churning our approvals for effectuating construction despite pending applications. The environmental clearance committee passed some order yesterday. This matter can be taken up later but SG must assure no further action will be taken.
Senior Advocate Sanjay Hegde submitted that there is a series of various administrative clearances that are going on. He prayed for no change of ground situation even though there is paperwork, while stating that since different clearances may have separate causes of actions, they will be challenged through separate petitions.
On request the Court allowed Solicitor General Mehta to file a consolidated reply in the leading case by July 3.