The Delhi High Court will decide on Monday whether to allow the Central Vista project work to continue during the ongoing COVID pandemic. A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh has heard the petition to suspend the ongoing construction work during the Kovid-19 epidemic. The bench has fixed May 31 for giving its verdict on this. The cause list of the High Court came out on Saturday.
The court had on May 17 reserved its verdict on a joint plea by translator Anya Malhotra and historian and documentary filmmaker Sohail Hashmi. Both had argued in their petition that the project was not an urgent task and could be put on hold for some time.
A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court saying that no such project should be allowed to proceed during the Corona era. The petition argued that a project during the Corona epidemic could endanger the lives of many people. On the other hand, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had demanded the dismissal of that petition itself.
He said that all corona protocols are being followed while working on this project. At the same time, he questioned the intention of the petitioner and said that public interest is very selective. Mehta said that he did not care about the laborers working on other projects, who are probably walking only 2 km away from it.