SunstarTV Bureau: Supreme Court has responded to petitions that challenged the in terms of permissions and clearances, on Tuesday.
A three-judge bench of the court said in a majority verdict, the construction of the new parliament complex near Delhi’s India Gate can go ahead, as we hold that there are no infirmities in clearances given, change in land use.
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The new parliament building is the centerpiece of the Rs 20,000 core. This project, aims to build and refurbish the government buildings on part of the 4km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, located at the heart of the national capital.
The government had recently held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new parliament building, which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But it had assured the court that no construction activity will be undertaken till the judgment was delivered.
The bench of Justices, AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were hearing petitions that raised concerns over the permissions given, including the No-Objection Certificate given by the Central Vista Committee and the environmental clearances for the construction of a new parliament building.