The Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking to halt the development of Central Vista in the national capital because of the ongoing Covid epidemic.
The judgment was issued by a bench consisting of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh, who stated that the case is not a real public interest litigation case, but rather an influenced one, and imposed costs of Rs. 1 lakh on the applicants.
Anya Malhotra and Sohail Hashmi filed the plea at the Delhi High Court via Advocates Gautam Khazanchi and Pradyuman Kaistha. In view of the Covid-19 epidemic which has decimated the nation, it requested an immediate halt to the Project’s activities.
The Government of India has termed this a misuse of the legal system and yet another move to impede the development, and has demanded that it be dismissed without delay.
Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra, who represents the applicant, stated when the petition was filed, questions were expressed concerning the health and safety of all workers at the location as well as the general public in Delhi.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on the other side, has stated, “There were various hurdles to the program.” After a couple of days of vehement debate, this court and the Supreme Court decided to allow the proposal.
“It’s not a genuine complaint,” Senior Counsel Maninder Singh had stated on behalf of builder Shapoorji Pallonji. The complainants are aware of the Supreme Court decision and are attempting to overturn it, despite their best efforts to show up goody and claim they are not. Their appeal is based on feelings or news articles. Relied-upon documentation hasn’t been filed.”