SC upholds environmental clearance, government notification on Central Vista project


New Delhi: In a majority verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the environmental clearance and notification for change in land use for the Central Vista Project.

The Central Vista revamp, announced in September, 2019 envisages a new triangular Parliament building, with seating capacity for 900 to 1,200 MPs, that is to be constructed by August, 2022 when the country will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day.

 

A three-judge bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar, by 2:1 majority, held that the grant of the environmental clearance and the notification for change in land use for the project was valid.

Justice Khanwilkar, writing the judgement for himself and Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, also directed that the project proponent set up smog tower and use anti-smog guns at the construction site for the Central Vista project.

Justice Sanjiv Khanna, the third judge on the bench, also agreed on the issue of award of project.

He, however, disagreed with the judgment on change of land use and on grant of environmental clearance for the project. 

 

The top court’s verdict came on several pleas on the issue, including the one filed by activist Rajeev Suri, against various permissions given to the project by authorities including the grant of environmental clearance and the nod to change of land use.

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Taralga sewage treatment plant spill sparks EPA notification | Goulburn Post



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Upper Lachlan Shire Council has notified the state’s environment watchdog after a spill at Taralga’s sewage treatment plant. Council general manager Colleen Worthy said heavy rain had caused the “stormwater-induced spill.” She has reassured the community there was no immediate health concern and said it had been reported to the Environment Protection Authority. Daily monitoring was underway and would continue until the processed water stopped flowing. ALSO READ: Wombeyan Caves Road wins council care and attention “During recent heavy rains, storm water entered the sewage system at Taralga,” she said “The volume of water entering the sewage treatment plant intake increased substantially, containing mostly storm water.” Mrs Worthy said that there was no change to the volume of water that left the plant having been processed, but that it was too much for the output buffer dam to store. ALSO READ: ‘Outrageous’: Farmers hit out at rural rate hike “During normal operation, when the flow rate is less, the processed recycled water is used by the Council,” she said. “Due to the very high flows during the storm, some of the processed recycled water that could not be used up by the council has overflowed from the output buffer dam and been discharged into the creek, whereas during normal operation nothing leaves the sewage treatment plant.” Did you know the Goulburn Post is now offering breaking news alerts and a weekly email newsletter? Keep up-to-date with all the local news: sign up here.

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