SC has imposed a ban on construction activities in Delhi in the wake of air pollution
New Delhi, Nov. 29 (Delhi Crown): The construction work was going on at Dwarka Expressway on Monday, as witnessed by a correspondent of www.thedelhicrown.com during the day today.
The Dwarka Expressway connects Dwarka area of South-West Delhi with Gurugram.
The continued construction work at the Dwarka Expressway, undertaken by Larsen and Toubro company, assumes significance in the wake of the ban on all construction activities imposed by the Supreme Court of India in view of the deteriorating air quality in the national capital.
On Monday, the Apex Court took a strong note of the alleged construction work going on at the Central Vista project.
The Court sought the Centre Government’s response on the fact whether the ongoing Central Vista project was a major cause of air pollution in the national capital.
Under the “Central Vista Redevelopment Project” the redevelopment work to revamp the Central Vista, India’s central administrative area located near Raisina Hill, is going on in New Delhi.
While hearing a petition related to the air quality crisis in Delhi, the Supreme Court sought the response of the Centre to the allegation that construction works for the Central Vista was a major cause of air pollution.
Appearing for the petitioner, Senior Advocate Vikas Singh submitted before a bench led by the Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana that the Central Vista works were “going on despite the ban” imposed by the Supreme Court on construction activities in Delhi-NCR to reduce air pollution.
“Construction work is banned but Central vista work is going full swing. According to us that is not an essential activity. Central vista work, right under the nose of Supreme Court, is going on in full swing,” Adv Singh submitted.