Central Vista Project: Union Minister Hardeep Puri told no design had been formed for new Prime Minister’s residence and only two projects – the Parliament building and the widening of the central vista stretch – were on track.
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court refused a challenge to the central vista project. Union Minister Shri Hardeep Puri told a false narrative was being propagated on the plan about ” no heritage building would be touched”. He also said the cost of this project had no bearing on the procurement of vaccines.
Union Minister Shri Hardeep Puri assured that no design had been declared for new Prime Minister’s residence. There were only two projects on track one of them is the parliament building and another one is the widening of the central vista stretch. He admitted that the pandemic virus had affected the project’s timeline and plans for the new PM’s residence and Vic President’s house had been delayed. “We didn’t evoke the pandemic, the virus. The whole process will be delayed to 2024-2025”, as he told reporters.
Pursuing, the New Parliament Building and The Central Vista Avenue, these two projects are underway. This decision was taken before pandemic. Union Minister Shri Hardeep Puri said the total cost of projects is around Rs 1300crore. We want to finish the construction of the new parliament building by 2022 to mark 75 years of independence.