Supreme Court gives green signal for Vista project

Supreme Court gives green signal for Vista project

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the petition seeking to cancel the change of land use of the Vista project for the construction of residence to the Vice President and Prime Minister,

The Supreme Court has held that it is not the case of the petitioner that the project is being undertaken without the power to do so. Supreme Court has also held that it has no jurisdiction to intervene in the policy matter of the government and the project has no mal fiide intention as stated by the petitioner, the court observed. Supreme Court said that it will not entertain such kinds of petitions.

In January 2021, the Supreme Court had approved the Central Vista project that covers a 3km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate at the heart of Delhi.

The Central Vista revamp, announced in September 2019 envisages a new triangular Parliament building, with a seating capacity of 900 to 1,200 MPs, that is to be constructed by August 2022 when the country will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day.

The petitioner had argued that the Central Vista development authorities had not shown any public interest over the change in land use, from recreational to residential, for the plot.