‘Project of national importance’, work to continue: Full text of Delhi HC order on Central Vista

Central vista constitution work resumes, in New Delhi on 31 May 2021 | ANI

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday said the Central Vista Project is an essential project of national importance and needs to be completed in a time-bound manner.

Dismissing a PIL seeking to put on hold the ongoing construction work in light of the Covid pandemic, a bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said the petition was “motivated” and not “genuine”. The bench also imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on the petitioners, Anya Malhotra and Sohail Hashmi.

The court said the agency carrying out the construction work followed all the curfew norms imposed by Delhi Disaster Management Authority on 18 April.

Under the contract awarded to the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, the work was scheduled to be completed by November 2021, and therefore, it should be allowed to continue, the court added.

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