New Parliament project gets Central Vista panel nod

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  • May 1, 2020
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New Parliament project gets Central Vista panel nod

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Parliament

In News:

  • The Indian government’s plan to construct a new Parliament building was recently approved by the Central Vista Committee
  • The committee is chaired by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) additional director general (works). 
  • The committee met through videoconferencing. 

Important value additions:

  • The construction of a new Parliament is a part of the larger revamp of the entire 3-km Central Vista from Rashtrapati Bhavan till India Gate
  • The project was proposed by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry and its construction agency, the CPWD. 
  • The plan includes constructing a new triangular Parliament opposite the existing heritage structure and building a central secretariat for all Ministries.
  • The CPWD said the estimated cost of the project was Rs.922 crore.

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