According to Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, the Central Vista Avenue will be opened in next few days. He was speaking on the occasion of launch of project for skill training of construction workers called ‘NIPUN’ i.e., National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers.
The Minister also said that the Central Vista will be there for the next 250 years. The Ministry also undertook technology challenges which led to implementation of six Light House Projects in a record time wherein technology and local material was used to construct sustainable green buildings, the Minister said.
The redevelopment project of the Central Vista involves a new triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat, the revamping of the three-kilometre-long Rajpath from Vijay Chowk to India Gate, a new prime minister’s residence and a prime minister’s office, and a new vice-president’s enclave.
The new proposed Parliament building will have a Lok Sabha hall, a Rajya Sabha hall, a Constitution hall, a courtyard with a lounge around it and a library. The proposed plan includes retrofitting the existing circular Parliament building with the new proposed triangular building for Parliament, so as to have the two buildings as an “ensemble” and indicated it would factor in earthquake safety, given the frequent earthquakes witnessed in the national capital.