About deliberating on the environmental concerns cases of the MC Mehta batch. The Delhi Government said that they will not have any funding in 2020. Due to COVID, the situation has gotten worse. Since the end of the previous fiscal year, the Centre has likewise discontinued providing GST compensation. As a result, the Delhi government held back on allocating money for the Delhi-Meerut corridor.
Analysis of Court order
Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice SK Kaul of the Supreme Court’s division bench ordered the Delhi Government to produce an affidavit within two weeks outlining the cash utilised for ads during the previous three fiscal years.
The Delhi government was previously ordered by the Supreme Court to provide 500 crore rupees from the Environment Compensation Charge money to the Regional Rapid Transit System project that is being built to connect Delhi and Meerut. The Delhi Government was therefore chastised by the Bench for declaring that it was unable to contribute cash for the RRTS project’s development and was instructed to provide information on the amount of money it spent on ads over the previous three fiscal years.