Is it really necessary ?I think you must be aware of the Rs 20,000-crore Central Vista project which seeks to refurbish and build government buildings on a 3-km stretch from the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate. The project will be aligned along Rajpath, the ceremonial road cutting a swathe across the heart of Delhi, and form the seat of the government that will start with the North Block.The earthbreaking ceremony is going to be held on 10th December.
The Supreme Court said to the Solicitor General on this issue:
a) "We expected that you will continue with paperwork etc but not move forward so aggressively that you will start construction,".
b) "Just because there is no stay that does not mean you can start construction. We did not pass any clear stay order because we thought you are prudent litigant, and you will show deference to the court. The news items in public domain show you are starting construction, "
c) "You can lay the foundation stone, you can carry on paperwork but no construction or demolition, no cutting down any trees, "
This matter was listed in view of certain developments. The Solicitor General states that there will be no construction activity of any nature on the concerned sites, nor any demolition, including further translocation of trees until pronouncement of judgment in all the cases."
One questions comes in my mind. Do we really need a new parliament building on which approximately Rs 20,000 crore will spent?
Can such a big amount not be spent on welfare of common people or on establishing new factories instead? I appeal to government to review this project.
I think can this project be delayed until our economy comes back on track.
I don't know. I can't say. But, what do you think about this issue?