Central Vista Project: Under the ambitious plan of the central government, the construction work of the new Parliament building is being done rapidly. On Thursday, the government gave information about its construction work in the Lok Sabha. The government told the Lok Sabha that 70 per cent of the work on the construction of the new Parliament building has been completed. The government told the Lok Sabha on Thursday that 5 projects are being implemented under the Central Vista Development and Redevelopment Scheme and 70 per cent of the work for the construction of the new Parliament House has been completed.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Urban Affairs and Housing Kaushal Kishor in a written reply to the question of Rajendra Agrawal in Lok Sabha. The Minister informed that till date 5 projects are being implemented under the Central Vista Development/Redevelopment Scheme. According to the details tabled in the lower house by the Minister of State for Urban Affairs and Housing, 70 per cent of the construction work of the new Parliament House has been completed and it is targeted to be completed by November 2022.
24% work of Vice President’s Enclave completed: Govt
The Minister said that the redevelopment work of Central Vista Avenue is almost complete. It said that 17 percent work of Common Central Secretariat Building 1,2,3 has been done and a target has been set to complete it by December 2023. As per the reply 24 per cent work of Vice President’s Enclave has been completed and the target is to complete it by January 2023. He said that the work of Executive Enclave has not been started yet. It is worth noting that the estimated cost for the construction of the Central Vista project for the financial year 2022-23 is Rs 2,285 crore.
Let us tell you that in the Central Vista project, now 40 thousand square meter green area has been increased in the Central Avenue area. Earlier, there used to be red gravel in about 94 thousand square meter area on both sides of Rajpath, now red stone tiles have been installed there. Now the width of Rajpath has become 350 meters, earlier it used to be less. On the other hand, if we talk about its length, it is about two and a half kilometers from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.
A 16-km walk-way has now been built on either side of the Rajpath in the Central Vista. This walk-way is built along the canal on either side of the Rajpath. Earlier, when tourists or people of Delhi used to come here to visit, there was not even a bench to sit around the Rajpath, but now 422 benches have been made for tourists on both sides of the Rajpath.
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