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PM Modi, accompanied by defence minister Rajnath Singh and housing & urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri, at the new defence office complex at KG Marg on Thursday. (ANI)

‘Agenda of spreading lies’: PM Modi hits out at critics of Central Vista revamp

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 04:56 AM IST
Modi made the comments during the inauguration of defence office complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue that will together accommodate more than 7,000 defence officials
An aerial view of the newly inaugurated defence office complexes in New Delhi. (PIB/Youtube)
An aerial view of the newly inaugurated defence office complexes in New Delhi. (PIB/Youtube)

PM inaugurates defence office complexes at Delhi's KG Marg, Africa Avenue

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 11:37 AM IST
Modi also launched the website for the Central Vista Project at the inauguration ceremony of the defence office complexes, which have been constructed within a record 12 months. 
The plan could run into some problems arising from a NGT ruling of 2015, though.(PTI File Photo)
The plan could run into some problems arising from a NGT ruling of 2015, though.(PTI File Photo)

Structure at New India Garden may hit green hurdle: Experts

By Risha Chitlangia, Jayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2021 02:09 AM IST
The garden and structure are part of the Central Vista project, which includes a new Parliament building, government offices, residences for the Prime Minister and the Vice President, and the relocation of the National Museum in North Block and South Block.
The Union government has said that construction is limited to the Central Vista avenue which includes both sides of Rajpath where Republic Day celebrations are held.(HT Photo)
The Union government has said that construction is limited to the Central Vista avenue which includes both sides of Rajpath where Republic Day celebrations are held.(HT Photo)

PIL against Central Vista bid to stall project: Centre

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 04:08 AM IST
The “intentions and motive” behind filing of the plea are evident from the fact that the Central Vista project has been singled out by the petitioners, the Centre said in an affidavit.
The high court had adjourned the matter saying it wants to study the apex court’s January 5 judgment which gave a go ahead to the Central Vista project.(AFP)
The high court had adjourned the matter saying it wants to study the apex court’s January 5 judgment which gave a go ahead to the Central Vista project.(AFP)

Delhi HC to hear plea seeking to halt Vista construction

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 03:45 AM IST
The project envisages constructing a new Parliament House, a new residential complex for the Prime Minister and the Vice-President, as well as several new office buildings and a Central Secretariat.
“Central Vista is just another ongoing project. It’s only the Congress that’s obsessed about it, nobody else," Hardeep Puri said.(PTI)
“Central Vista is just another ongoing project. It’s only the Congress that’s obsessed about it, nobody else," Hardeep Puri said.(PTI)

Opposition discourse against central vista bizarre, says minister Hardeep Puri

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 03:31 AM IST
Puri’s tweet came hours after Rahul Gandhi criticised the Modi govt for executing the project.
Pedestrians wearing walk past the construction site for the new Parliament building, part of the Central Vista redevelopment project, in New Delhi. (Bloomberg)
Pedestrians wearing walk past the construction site for the new Parliament building, part of the Central Vista redevelopment project, in New Delhi. (Bloomberg)

Delhi HC defers hearing on plea seeking suspension of Central Vista project work

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 03:08 PM IST
The petition highlighted the plight of the labourers engaged in the construction work of the ambitious Central Vista project over concerns that they are being exposed to the coronavirus disease, and questions the decision of the authorities to issue movement passes under the ‘essential services’ category to vehicles engaged with the project to operate during curfew and lockdown in view of ‘exigencies of government work’.
Experts say unless there is a solid plan for controlling traffic emissions, short term strategies for future projects will not help.(Visual China Group via Getty Ima)
Experts say unless there is a solid plan for controlling traffic emissions, short term strategies for future projects will not help.(Visual China Group via Getty Ima)

Central Vista verdict sets template for pollution mitigation features in new projects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:14 PM IST
The Supreme Court has also directed the Union environment ministry to consider issuing general directions for installation of smog towers as an integral part of all future major development projects
File photo: A model of the proposed new Parliament building in New Delhi.(PTI)
File photo: A model of the proposed new Parliament building in New Delhi.(PTI)

Supreme Court to pronounce judgment on Central Vista project on Tuesday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:12 PM IST
On November 5, the Supreme Court had reserved orders on the fate of the Central Vista project including the construction of a new Parliament building and Central Secretariat.
Under the Central Vista project, a common Central Secretariat, a new Parliament House building, and residences of Prime Minister and vice-president will be constructed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Under the Central Vista project, a common Central Secretariat, a new Parliament House building, and residences of Prime Minister and vice-president will be constructed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Shouldn’t be a fait accompli’: Supreme Court allows Central Vista ceremony, not work

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 02:39 PM IST
All construction, demolition or translocation of trees at Central Vista project site has been put in abeyance till judgment by the Supreme Court on the validity of the project.
According to the tender for its construction, the new Parliament building is required to be completed strictly within the prescribed time limit of 21 months. (Photo: Special arrangement)
According to the tender for its construction, the new Parliament building is required to be completed strictly within the prescribed time limit of 21 months. (Photo: Special arrangement)

‘New Parliament building to cost around Rs 970 crore’: Centre in Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:44 PM IST
The tender for construction of the new Parliament building is under scrutiny, while architectural plans for other buildings are under planning stage, Puri said in response to a question raised by All India Trinamool Congress(AITC) MP Mala Roy in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Design of the Parliament building with the emblem. (Photo by special arrangement)
Design of the Parliament building with the emblem. (Photo by special arrangement)

Tatas’ bid puts them in front to bag new Parliament building contract

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Tata Projects Ltd has quoted a figure of Rs 861.90 crore and Larsen and Toubro Ltd has quoted its bid of Rs 865 crore for constructing the new Parliament complex.
On a lighter note, the bench observed that when the Supreme Court had to be expanded, the land where Appu Ghar existed was taken over for development of the court’s additional complex. (Photo Anisha Dutta /HT)
On a lighter note, the bench observed that when the Supreme Court had to be expanded, the land where Appu Ghar existed was taken over for development of the court’s additional complex. (Photo Anisha Dutta /HT)

‘Appu Ghar’s land was taken by court’: SC during Central Vista hearing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 10:49 PM IST
The Central Vista project envisages a new Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, common Central Secretariat housing 51 Ministries in 10 buildings. At present, these offices are housed in 47 buildings spread over different locations.
The redevelopment plan includes a Parliament building, and a common secretariat for central government offices.(REUTERS)
The redevelopment plan includes a Parliament building, and a common secretariat for central government offices.(REUTERS)

Govt rushing Central Vista project: Cong

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2020 01:39 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to stay the project for the time being, saying there is no pressing urgency for granting one because the country is in a state of lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19.
The redevelopment plan includes a new Parliament building, and a common secretariat for central government offices .(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The redevelopment plan includes a new Parliament building, and a common secretariat for central government offices .(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

No SC stay on Central Vista project

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 11:43 PM IST
Petitioner Rajeev Suri, an advocate, had moved the court challenging the Centre’s notification on March 20 for changing the land use for the proposed project.
The EAC on constructions, townships and area development projects met on Wednesday to consider environmental clearance for several infrastructure projects.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The EAC on constructions, townships and area development projects met on Wednesday to consider environmental clearance for several infrastructure projects.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Decision on green nod to Parliament building renovation may take a week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 02:42 PM IST
The renovation of the Parliament building is part of the Centre’s larger “central vista” project, which includes a new Parliament, a new central secretariat complex for ministries, and new residences for the prime minister and the vice president. The entire project is expected to be completed by 2024.
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Public hearing and green impact assessment a must for Central Vista project: Architects to Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The contract for designing the ambitious revamp of New Delhi’s Central Vista, or Rajpath, the seat of power in the national capital, was awarded to Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning And Management Private Limited(HT Photo)
The contract for designing the ambitious revamp of New Delhi’s Central Vista, or Rajpath, the seat of power in the national capital, was awarded to Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning And Management Private Limited(HT Photo)

Shift PM house closer to Rashtrapati Bhavan, suggests Central Vista architect

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 03:19 AM IST
Union minister Hardeep Puri clarified that the existing Parliament complex, which was completed in 1927, will not be demolished. New structures may be erected on vacant land within the complex and refurbishments will be made to suit contemporary requirements.
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