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Govt Is All Set To Redevelop The Parliament Central Vista By 2022

Written By Nisha Qureshi | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Government is set to rebuilt the Parliament
  • The monsoon session in 2022 will be held at the new Parliament according to sources

The parliament is all set to be rebuilt by the monsoon session of the parliament in 2022 which will be held at a newly built parliament, sources said. The sources also revealed that plans are being made to build a composite complex for various ministries. The project to build a composite complex for various ministries will also be kicking off soon and the redevelopment of the Central Vista, a 3-km stretch from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, North and South Block to the India Gate, the sources said.

The new building to be a legacy 

Sources also revealed that the government has invited design and architecture firms from across the globe for consultancy works by floating of a Request for Proposal (RFP) on September 2 for the "development or redevelopment of Parliament Building, Common Central Secretariat and Central Vista.” According to the RPF, the new building will be a legacy for 150-200 years. “Consultants should adhere to Central Vista Committee and Lutyens Bungalow zone guidelines while carrying out consultancy work for the redevelopment of the for the Central Vista,” the RPF stated.

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Central Vista to be redeveloped

According to sources at the Union House, the Parliament House Building that was built in 1927, is insufficient to meet the demands of today. There is a shortage of office space and there are no chambers for MP’s in Parliament. The sources further revealed that the Central Vista will be redeveloped and common Central Secretariat will be completed by 2024. However,the government is yet to decide on the whether a new Parliament will be built or the existing one will be redeveloped at the same place, the sources revealed.

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The new building to have smart city features

"The government currently spends around Rs 1,000 crore annually to facilitate the functioning of offices of various ministries. If there is a common Central Secretariat, this money can be saved," a source revealed. The entire Central Vista area will be designed with smart city features to the extent possible, including the upgrade of public facilities, amenities and parking, as per plan. Another source revealed that besides buildings constructed over 100 years ago, such as the North and South blocks are not earthquake safe. There is a shortage of working spaces, parking, amenities and services. The spread of central government ministries and departments in different locations leads to inefficiencies and difficulty in coordination. The House of Parliament was designed by the British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 1912-1913. 

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(Inputs from PTI)

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