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SC allows filing of fresh plea against EC to Central Vista project

The top court, which posted the petition to be filed for hearing in the week commencing August 17, said however that it was not sure whether physical hearing would commence by then

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The Bench was hearing as many as seven pleas, including two transfer petitions from the Delhi High Court

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed filing of a fresh plea challenging the June 17 environmental clearance (EC) granted to the ambitious Central Vista project, covering 3-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in Lutyens' Delhi, for constructing a new Parliament House and other government buildings.

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheswari and Sanjiv Khanna allowed senior advocate Shyam Divan to file within a week a fresh plea challenging the EC by the Central Vista Committee' to the project.

The central government will respond to the petition a week after it is filed.

The top court, which

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First Published: Jul 29 2020 | 7:23 PM IST

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