The following is the chronology of events in which the Supreme Court Tuesday cleared the decks for construction of the government's ambitious Central Vista Project which covers 3-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in Lutyens' Delhi.
-- Sep, 2019: Central Vista revamp announced; envisages a new triangular Parliament with a seating capacity for 900 to 1,200 MPs and several government buildings. To be constructed by August, 2022 when India celebrates 75th Independence Day.
-- Feb 11, 2020: Delhi High Court asks DDA to approach the court before notifying any change in the Master Plan before going ahead with the project.
-- Feb 28: Division bench of Delhi High Court stays the single judge bench order on an appeal by DDA, Centre.
-- July 17: Supreme Court starts hearing a batch of pleas raising various issues, including environmental clearance and land use, related to the project.
-- Nov 5: SC reserves verdict on the petitions challenging the project.
-- Dec 7: SC allows Centre to proceed with foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Central Vista project but restrains it from starting construction.
-- Dec 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the project.
-- Jan 5, 2021: SC clears decks for construction of the ambitious project.
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