High court dismisses Plea requesting to terminate Delhi’s Metro Project


Ambika Bhardwaj

Published On: December 20, 2021 at 16:59 IST

The Delhi High Court rejected a Petition today claiming significant and fundamental flaws in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s double-decker viaduct project on the pink line in Delhi. According to the Petition, if the project is permitted to proceed, it will cause disorder and result in the removal of thousands of 50-70-year-old trees.

Bench of Justices DN Patel and Jyoti Singh Ruled that there was insufficient Evidence to reopen the disposed-of Case. The Bench also took note of the DMRC counsel’s claim that the authorities had already dismissed the depiction made in this direction. SD Windlesh, an Advocate in person, and the Jain Arogya Naturocare Welfare Society filed the Petition.

According to the Petitioner, the Application of such a poorly designed and technologically deficient project will not only waste thousands of crores of public money, but will also be difficult to the public and cause traffic problems indefinitely if it is not amended or reviewed.

The Petitioner had further requested the Delhi High Court to Order the Respondents to file a copy of all projects with or without a flyover at Yamuna Vihar (for extending the Metro Pink Line over Road No. 59 from Babarpur Maujpur Metro Station to Khajoori Metro Station) that had been submitted for authorization to the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure Centre (UTTUPEC).

Furthermore the Petitioner also requested that the Respondents start preparing a new plan for the double corridor path being built on Road No. 59 by linking Gokulpuri Flyover with Khajoori Flyover via an elevated corridor on the first level solely dedicated for traffic purposes and creating a Metro Line on the second elevated corridor on the second level instead of establishing another flyover at Yamuna Vihar between the two existing flyovers and placing the Metro Line on the second elevated corridor on the second level.

The Petitioner sought the Respondents to lodge in Court the total area of green land taken over by DMRC for the project, as well as a detailed list of trees reduce and transferred, as well as the location of the transplantation, and not to further encroach upon this 1.6 km long open green belt until the Writ is resolved.

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