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No demolition of buildings at Pragati Maidan till HCC meets : HC

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HCC in turn told the court that the list of 62 buildings, which includes India International Centre, the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Lotus Temple (Bahai House of Worship) and Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts and Crafts Museum, has no sanctity.
INTACH opposed the contention, saying it was called by HCC to give a list of buildings falling under the ‘modern heritage’ category and that is why it given the list of 62.
ITPO had urged the court not to interfere with the proposed demolition, saying the Rs 2500-crore project would be a good development for the city.Batting for demolition of the buildings in Pragati Maidan, it submitted that the project was approved at the highest levels, including the PMO.
It had said under the project, an international exhibition and convention centre with a seating capacity of 7000 and parking for 4800-5000 cars would be built in the 123 acres where Pragati Maidan exists and once it comes up the G20 Summit would be held there.
Meanwhile : The government has given approval for making India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), a status of Mini Ratna company for redevelopment of Pragati Maidan The decision was taken at the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.