The Delhi High Court, while hearing the matter, dismissed the petition seeking a stay on the Central Vista project. Dismissing the petition challenging the construction work of the Central Vista project, the Delhi High Court has also imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on the petitioner. The petitioner had said in the petition that in view of the second wave of corona virus, the construction of the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment project should be stayed. The High Court dismissed the petition directing suspension of construction activities, saying it was a motivated petition. This was not a public interest litigation.
The Delhi High Court refused to stop the construction work of the Central Vista project, saying that since the laborers are staying at the construction site, they are being given medical facility there, they are not moving out there, so postpone the construction work There is no question of this and is not a matter of concern and the DDMA order does not restrict the construction work anywhere.
The bench of Delhi High Court Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh dismissed the petition saying, “This is a project of national importance, whose work is going on now, it is more important.” The High Court has also raised questions on the intention of the petitioner.
Earlier on 17th May 2021, the Delhi High Court reserved its decision. During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Central Government, opposed this petition, saying that this petition has been inserted to suppress the shortfall. At the same time, the lawyer appearing on behalf of the petitioners, Siddharth Luthra, had argued that only the workers on the site were interested in safety.