The decision to turn Pragati Maidan complex into a world-class convention centre was challenged on last week in the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which sought response from the Centre on the issue.

The plea filed in the Tribunal has sought quashing of the environmental clearance (EC) granted to the India Trade Promotion Organisation for re-development of the Pragati Maidan complex.
A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar has issued notices to the Environment Ministry, the Delhi government, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee and others on the plea claiming that the EC for the new centre was obtained by “concealing material information”. It also sought inquiry against officers of the ministry and others who “completely failed in discharging their statutory duties” by granting the EC.