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APEX ENVIRONMENT BODY DEFERS DECISION ON PARLIAMENT REVAMP PLAN

  • An apex environmental screening committee has deferred a decision on clearance to the Parliament redevelopment project.
  • This has been done on the grounds that there was a dispute, being heard in the Delhi High Court, regarding the land on which some of the proposed structures were to come up
  • As the alterations which are proposed will involve land-use change not in conformity with Delhi’s Master Plan

What is parliament revamp plan?

  • The expansion and renovation of the Parliament building, which is part of the Central Vista Redevelopment project and involves redeveloping the 3-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate in Lutyens’ Delhi.
  • The revamp, which was announced in September, envisages a new triangular Parliament building that is targeted to be constructed by August 2022, when the country will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day.
  • The CPWD applied to the environment ministry as part of a formal process.



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