New Delhi, 7 July
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday that the redevelopment project of Central Vista Avenue stretching from Vijay Chowk to India Gate would be completed by July 18.
Puri said that at present some minor works are being done on one or two underpasses, which are likely to be completed soon.
The redevelopment project of Central Vista – the power corridor of the nation – envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat, revamping of the 3-km-long Rajpath from Vijay Chowk to India Gate, a new Prime Minister’s residence and a chief minister’s residence. The Minister’s Office, and a new Vice President’s Enclave.
“The redevelopment project of Central Vista Avenue is almost ready. Some minor works are being done on one or two underpasses. The project will be completed by July 15 or July 18.
Earlier this week, Puri had visited the section and said that Delhiites, who have warm memories of the place, would be pleasantly surprised to see how it is being transformed completely.
After his visit, the minister had said that the redeveloped Central Vista Avenue would have underpasses, vending zones, public facilities, avenues and green spaces, among other amenities.
On June 2, Puri had said that the Center had achieved the target of holding the Republic Day parade at a revamped Rajpath under the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment project.
Puri had also said that the winter session of Parliament would be held in the new building being constructed by Tata Projects Ltd.
Official sources had indicated that some parts of the new parliament building could be functional by November 26 – Constitution Day – but they said nothing had been finalized yet.
In December 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament House, which will have modern facilities.