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Thursday, Aug 13, 2020
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Parliament building

Aug 11, 2020 23:30
CPWD invited pre-qualification bids in a two-bid system to construct the triangular shaped building on a built-up area of around 60,000 square metres on plot number 118 of the Parliament House Estate, adjacent to the current Parliament building. read more
Jul 10, 2020 23:56
Earlier this month, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) began the process to select a firm to construct a new Parliament building which will come up adjacent to the existing Parliament. read more
May 02, 2020 01:39
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. read more
May 02, 2020 00:02
The opposition Congress said the decision reflected the government’s “absurd priorities” at a time when the country was battling an epidemic, and independent experts who were meant to be part of one of the clearances that were issued late last month said the decision was taken despite their requests to delay deliberations. read more
May 01, 2020 01:55
The environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee (EAC) held nine meetings only in April through video-conferencing where several industrial, mining and infrastructure projects were considered and cleared. read more
Apr 30, 2020 23:35
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. read more
Apr 23, 2020 23:54
The contentious project which will cost Rs 922 crore according to estimates by the Central Public Works Department and involve transplantation of at least 233 trees from the existing site was discussed in detail by the 13-member committee but the decision cannot be shared immediately, experts said. read more
Apr 23, 2020 13:13
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. read more
Apr 14, 2020 00:05
The new two-storied Parliament building is to come up on a triangular plot close to the existing Parliament. It has been designed to seat at least 1300 parliamentarians. read more
Apr 13, 2020 20:55
The renovation of the existing Parliament building will now include a “condition survey” to assess the structure of the building, structural strengthening and renovation of interiors and utilities, according to the new application. read more
Feb 20, 2020 23:02
CPWD’s application for the new Parliament building has been submitted on February 13. It will be placed before the expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the ministry of environment, forest and climate change on February 25 for approval. read more
Jan 30, 2020 23:41
In August 2019, the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha chairman urged the government to expand and modernise the colonial-era Parliament building. read more
Jan 16, 2020 03:25
The Prime Minister’s residence will be shifted behind the existing South Block complex while the residence of the Vice President is proposed to be relocated behind North Block. read more
Jan 16, 2020 00:01
An official in the Union housing and urban affairs ministry, which is a nodal agency for the mega project, said a huge park near India Gate will also be developed. read more
Oct 16, 2019 01:58
During the last session of the new Lok Sabha, both speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called upon the government to expand and modernise the colonial-era Parliament building in sync with the Prime Minister’s vision of a new I... read more