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Will Central Vista Impact Recreational Zone?: SC gives 3 days to centre to reply

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to reply inside three days to a petition that claims the Central Vista venture will impact a ‘public recreational’ zone. It might not be possible to have a leisure space on the spot as parliament and the Vice President’s home are being constructed there, the federal government lawyer told the court docket.

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“I’ll search directions from the federal government however as a result of Parliament and Vice-President’s home is arising there, it will not be doable to have a leisure space within the neighborhood,” stated Solicitor Normal Tushar Mehta.

Justices AM Khanwilkar and CT Ravikumar are listening to the case, which will probably be taken up subsequent on Friday.

A number of authorities buildings, together with the Parliament Home and ministry workplaces, will probably be rebuilt as a part of the venture.

The newest petition involving the federal government’s status venture is by social activist Rajeev Suri, the unique petitioner who had challenged the Central Vista venture earlier citing unlawful change in land use and absence of environmental clearance.

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Earlier petitions had been dismissed by each the Delhi Excessive Court docket and the Supreme Court docket, and the venture was not stopped.

Rajeev Suri says in his new petition that land use in some areas are being modified from “public leisure” to “residential” for the Central Vista venture. He argues that it will have an effect on the world presently meant for public recreation.

Justice AM Khanwilkar requested the Solicitor Normal if the federal government had eliminated such an space from the plan or whether or not the sooner leisure areas had been to be relocated to another areas.

The Supreme Court docket has requested the Centre to file an affidavit on the explanations behind the modification.

To note, the mega project involves a do-over of a 3.2 km stretch in the heart of Delhi, which was designed by the British before Independence, at the cost of Rs 20,000 crore. The redevelopment venture is anticipated to be accomplished subsequent 12 months, when India celebrates 75 years of Independence.

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