The apex court was hearing a petition filed by Rajeev Suri against the Rs 20,000 crores project for the redevelopment of the Central Vista in the national capital.
Former top administrators said that the project would not only significantly affect the heritage and environment but cause irreparable damage.
The top court was hearing a petition challenging the Centre's decision to notify a change in land use regarding the redevelopment plan.
It came when the country is in the midst of battling the Covid-19 pandemic and is staring at a serious economic crisis.
At present, the Central Vista houses Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, North and South Block, India Gate, National Archives among others.
It also demanded to know whether the environmental impact assessment study has been carried out for the proposed project by an independent authority.
The public hearing on objections raised to the Central Vista project ended on Friday after two days at Vikas Sadan here.
The Narendra Modi government has readied a blueprint for its ambitious plan to redevelop Central Vista — the nation’s power corridor in Delhi.
A committee of experts will now evaluate the technical proposals submitted by them and financial proposals of only those bidders who qualify in the technical proposal will be opened.