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Central Vista: SC to hear plea related to change in land use on November 16

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar deferred the matter after it was informed that a reply affidavit has been filed by the Centre.

October 29, 2021 / 02:08 PM IST
Proposed design for the Hirankheda Panchayat Bhawan. The gram sabha of Hirankheda in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, passed a resolution for a new Panchayat Bhawan on June 15, 2021.

Proposed design for the Hirankheda Panchayat Bhawan. The gram sabha of Hirankheda in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, passed a resolution for a new Panchayat Bhawan on June 15, 2021.

The Supreme Court Friday adjourned to November 16 the hearing on a petition challenging the change in land use of a plot where the new official residences of the Vice-President and the Prime Minister are stipulated as part of the ambitious Central Vista project in Lutyens’ Delhi.

A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar deferred the matter after it was informed that a reply affidavit has been filed by the Centre.

"We are informed that a reply affidavit has been filed online. Copy of the reply to be kept in the paper book. Petitioner granted time to file rejoinder as prayed. List on November 16,” the bench said.

The Central Vista revamp, announced in September 2019 envisages a new triangular Parliament building, with a seating capacity for 900 to 1,200 MPs, that is to be constructed by August, 2022 when the country will celebrate its 75th Independence Day.