The Supreme Court bench consisting of J. SA Bobde, AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramiun by modifying the order of 1996 on Friday have granted the National Capital Region Transport Cooperation (NCRTC) the permission to start constructing a railway line through the statutory forest area of the Millenium Part in New Delhi extending to the total area of one acre. The application to seek the permission was filed by the Union for the developmental and construction purpose of the Rapid rail transit System viaduct.
The Supreme Court has granted the permit for the construction of Delhi- Panipat corridor over the one-acre area, the ban was imposed on the use of forest area for development by a top court bench comprising of Justice Kuldip Singh in the year 1996.
The Mass Rapid Rail Transit System will reduce the distance from Delhi to Panipat to a mere 45 minute travel time, the corridor will comprise of about 111 KM majority of whose area, i.e. about 88 Kms will be in Haryana and the rest in Delhi.