Delhi University moved the National Green Tribunal earlier this month in lieu of a 37 storey building coming up in the University’s North campus.
In their fresh petition filed to the Delhi High Court, it is stated that construction of the aforementioned building will violate the 2021 Master Plan of Delhi and also compromise on the safety of the students.
In the petition, DMRC is alleged of selling off part of the land bought by them from the Defense Ministry to a private builder for Rs. 218 crore.
In an earlier petition filed by the University, the judgement came against their appeal stating that the area concerned does not come under the North Campus. Henceforth, in this petition, the University added the clause that no tall buildings are permitted in Civil Lines and North Campus Area as stated in the Master Plan for Delhi.
It was also stated that construction of the building will be a huge concern for the visually impaired and students with loco-motor disability given the increased traffic in the area. The building if completed will overlook two hostels within campus, including a woman’s hostel.
The Delhi High Court has scheduled the next hearing in the month of October with the Ministry of Urban Development, the Delhi Development Authority and civic bodies as the main respondents.