Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the new look of Delhi’s Central Vista in a special event this evening. Read on to find more about the grand redevelopment project.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the new look of Delhi’s Central Vista in a special event today. The grand redevelopment of the power corridor of India that has a new Parliament building, a common central secretariat, and a revamped three-km-long iconic Kartavya Path from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate began in December 2020. However, the revamp journey has been full of ups and downs.
Here’s a timeline of the redevelopment of Delhi’s Central Vista Avenue.
September 2022: The Centre announced the decision to rename the Rajpath and Central Vista lawns as Kartavya Path. The route runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium in Delhi. The decision was announced with the objective of shedding remnants of the British colony in the country.
May 2022: The construction of the prime minister’s residence under the ambitious Central Vista project will be completed by December 2022. The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) informed a government-appointed expert panel, which gave its nod to the project. The CPWD, which is the project developer, informed the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) that the expansion of the Parliament building and the construction of a new Parliament building will be done by November 2022 and the prime minister’s residence will be constructed by December 2022. The Ministry of Environment has already granted the clearance for the expansion and renovation of the existing Parliament building, which is part of the Rs-13,450 crore Central Vista Redevelopment Project.
December 2021: Redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue, stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate and has a deadline of December 2021, achieved 60 per cent of physical progress, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry told the Lok Sabha.
November 2021: The Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging the change in the land use of a plot where the new official residences of the vice-president of India and the prime minister are slated to come up as part of the ambitious Central Vista project in Delhi.
October 2021: Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said the new Parliament building, being constructed as part of the Central Vista project, would be ready for the 2022 Winter session.
September 2021: Nearly 7,000 defence ministry officials moved to new offices as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new office complexes replacing the old hutments around the north and south blocks. The new spaces came up at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue. The offices need to be shifted as part of the changes needed to the Central Vista project.
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