The redevelopment work of the Central Vista Avenue, stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in New Delhi, will be completed within two-and-a-half months, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
According to the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, the project will be ready in time to host the Republic Day parade in 2022.
Puri asserted that the Winter session of Parliament next year will take place in the new Parliament building.
He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of two new multi-storey swanky office complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue for over 7,000 employees of the Defence Ministry and the armed forces. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated these two new buildings earlier in the day at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue in the national capital.
When we are focusing on ease of living & ease of doing business, modern infrastructure plays an equally important role. This is the idea behind the work that is being done in the development of Central Vista said PM Narendra Modi. He further stated, Today Delhi is progressing in line with ‘New India’ vision. These new Defence office complexes will now make it feasible for our armies to operate in better working conditions with all modern amenities.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, and Army chief General MM Naravane were also present at the event.
“I would like to give you (PM) assurance that the redevelopment work of Central Vista Avenue will be completed in two-and-a-half months, where the Republic Day parade will be held (next year),” Puri said.
Talking about the two new office complexes for the employees of the Defence Ministry, the minister said the construction work of these buildings has been completed in just 12 months. The project has generated over 6.4 lakh person days’ of employment. He said that light gauge steel framing (LGSF) technology has been used in constructing these two new office buildings.