SC to take a second look at DTC depot near Yamuna
A bench led by Justice H L Dattu issued notices to the government, Delhi Transport Corporation, Delhi Development Authority and others on a special leave petition filed against the Delhi High Court judgment in September last year.
“We would want to take a second look at the matter. We deem it right. Let notices be issued,” the bench said, while admitting the petition by environmentalist Anand Arya.
The Delhi High Court had last year disposed of two PILs, including one by Arya, against the bus depot near the Nizamuddin Bridge. It gave six months to the government for changing the land-use after amending the Master Plan. The High Court said relocation of depot will happen only if the government fails to amend the Master Plan. It said concerns of threat to environment can be addressed at the time of change in Master Plan, as the amendment would require issuing a notice to the public and inviting objections.
Arya then moved in appeal before the apex court. Appearing for him, senior advocate Jayant Bhushan contended that the High Court order amounted to permitting the unlawful existence of bus depot on the ground that the law might change in future.
During the short argument, Bhushan asked for an
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