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The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, allowed the Central Government to go ahead with the ‘central vista project’, which aims to redevelop the parliament building in New Delhi.
The SC announcement comes in response to the various petitions that challenged the project concerning permissions, clearances, and environmental concerns.
A three-judge bench, in a majority verdict, held that there were no infirmities in clearances granted to the Rs. 20,000 crore project.
The court also said that the centre has proper paperwork in place for developing the project in a new piece of land.
The permission from the SC, however, comes with a certain condition which includes prior permission from the Heritage Conservation Committee.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the ambitious project on December 10, 2020.
The new building under the ‘vista project’ will have salient features like increased seating capacity, a state-of-the-art hall, dining rooms and other modern facilities.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)