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This will be the second phase of redevelopment after Tata Projects Limited was tasked with the construction of the new Parliament complex on September 29, 2020.

Shapoorji Pallonji’s bid for Central Vista avenue lowest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:06 AM IST
Four firms qualified for the financial bid that opened on January 1 to redevelop the avenue: ITD Cementation quoted Rs 490 crore, NCC Limited quoted Rs 601 crore and Tata Projects Limited quoted Rs 488 crore.
The parade this year will be shorter, involve fewer participants and only a fourth of the usual number of spectators will be allowed at Rajpath, with the ceremonial event being curtailed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The parade this year will be shorter, involve fewer participants and only a fourth of the usual number of spectators will be allowed at Rajpath, with the ceremonial event being curtailed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Bangladeshi soldiers to take part in Republic Day parade

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:37 PM IST
The Bangladeshi marching contingent will consist of 96 soldiers. They will be carrying their BD-08 rifles during the march past, a license-produced variant of the Chinese Type 817.62mm assault weapon, the officials said on condition of anonymity. The Bangladesh Ordnance Factories produce more than 10,000 such assault rifles every year.
Indian Air Force personnel during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Indian Air Force personnel during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Republic Day parade to be shorter, with fewer spectators due to Covid-19 protocols

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:55 PM IST
No more than 25,000 spectators will be allowed at Rajpath this year, compared to over 100,000 people who usually turn up for the parade
A tractor set on fire by Punjab Youth Congress Workers (PYCW) to protest the passing of agriculture reform bills by the President, at India Gate in New Delhi on Monday.(HT Photo)
A tractor set on fire by Punjab Youth Congress Workers (PYCW) to protest the passing of agriculture reform bills by the President, at India Gate in New Delhi on Monday.(HT Photo)

Four Youth Congress office holders among five more held for burning tractor at India Gate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 05:30 AM IST
The police on Tuesday also wrote to Punjab Police, demanding action against four Punjab Police personnel who had allegedly escorted the group of protesters to India Gate on Monday morning.
Punjab Youth Congress Workers raise slogans around a tractor set aflame in protest against farm bills at India Gate in New Delhi on Monday.(HT Photo)
Punjab Youth Congress Workers raise slogans around a tractor set aflame in protest against farm bills at India Gate in New Delhi on Monday.(HT Photo)

Farm bills: Protesters set tractor on fire near India Gate, five arrested

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 01:45 AM IST
A video of the group setting the tractor on fire was widely circulated on social media. Some policemen who had reached the spot were also seen standing near the tractor that was on fire.
Another senior DDA official said that a large number of objections were raised regarding the overall project and not specific to the plot.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))
Another senior DDA official said that a large number of objections were raised regarding the overall project and not specific to the plot.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))

DDA to approve land use change of plot where V-P’s residence is proposed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 12:22 AM IST
The land-use of this plot, where the Vice President of India’s residence is proposed under the redevelopment plan, will be changed from transportation (bus terminal/parking) to residential.
The Supreme Court is hearing two petitions which challenged the redevelopment project .(HTPhoto/Source from Anisha Dutta)
The Supreme Court is hearing two petitions which challenged the redevelopment project .(HTPhoto/Source from Anisha Dutta)

Central Vista redevelopment will not harm landmarks: DDA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 04:49 AM IST
The Central Vista is being redeveloped after taking into account the present needs of the city and will be carried out with “extreme sensitivity” to preserve the area’s heritage, a counter-affidavit filed before the top court on July 4 stated.
Military helicopters also flew over hospitals that are coronavirus patients and shower petals as a tribute.(HT Photo)
Military helicopters also flew over hospitals that are coronavirus patients and shower petals as a tribute.(HT Photo)

In pics: Shower of flowers, fly-pasts in IAF’s spectacular ‘thank you’ show for Covid-19 warriors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Posted by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:06 PM IST
Military jets, including Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29 and Jaguar, flew over Rajpath in Delhi and orbited over the city for around 30 minutes on Sunday.
The fighter jets featuring in the fly-past, or what the IAF is calling an “aerial salute,” over Delhi-NCR, will be the Sukhoi-30s, MiG-29s and Jaguars.(PTI (Representative Image))
The fighter jets featuring in the fly-past, or what the IAF is calling an “aerial salute,” over Delhi-NCR, will be the Sukhoi-30s, MiG-29s and Jaguars.(PTI (Representative Image))

Forces to honour Covid-19 front-line workers today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 01:23 AM IST
The plan, announced by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday, involves several activities, such as illuminating warships and band performances outside coronavirus disease (Covid-19) hospitals across the country.
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 United States has said that it is looking forward to working together with India on a wide range of issues including security.(Reuters image)
The United States has said that it is looking forward to working together with India on a wide range of issues including security.(Reuters image)

US looking forward to working with India on security

Washington | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Washington wished New Delhi for a decade “full of achievements” as India recently completed 70 years as a Republic.
CRPF Women daredevil motorcycle team during the 71th republic day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, India on Sunday, January 26, 2020.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
CRPF Women daredevil motorcycle team during the 71th republic day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, India on Sunday, January 26, 2020.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

‘Always wanted to try out things not expected from a girl’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 07:39 AM IST
For the 57 women from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who stole the show the 71st Republic Day celebration with their dare devil motorcycle stunts, the performance at Rajpath was a triumphant culmination of an effort that began six years back.
21 women bikers of the CRPF perform a daredevil stunt to make a human pyramid on motorcycles during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.(PTI)
21 women bikers of the CRPF perform a daredevil stunt to make a human pyramid on motorcycles during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.(PTI)

CRPF women daredevils stun spectators on Republic Day

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 03:29 PM IST
71st Republic Day: The bikers performed several daring acts on moving bikes before a human pyramid on multiple motorcycles brought up the rear.
New Delhi: 21 women bikers of the CRPF perform a daredevil stunt to make a human pyramid on motorcycles during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi(PTI)
New Delhi: 21 women bikers of the CRPF perform a daredevil stunt to make a human pyramid on motorcycles during the 71st Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi(PTI)

New weapons, women bikers, choppers dazzle during Republic Day parade

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:47 PM IST
India’s armed forces took centre-stage at the grand parade as they displayed the army’s battle tank Bhishma, Infantry Combat Vehicle Ballway Machine Pikate and the air force’s brand new Rafale fighter jet and the newly inducted Chinook and Apache helicopters.
Jammu and Kashmir took part in the Republic Day parade for the first time as a union territory(ANI Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir took part in the Republic Day parade for the first time as a union territory(ANI Photo)

At Republic Day Parade, a look at the many firsts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:44 PM IST
A contingent of women bikers of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will perform daredevil stunts for the first time. Inspector Seema Nag will be leading the contingent and seen saluting while standing on top of a moving motorcycle.

71st Republic Day 2020 highlights| Beating retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border on Republic Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:41 PM IST

India celebrates its 71st Republic Day today. On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India came into force. The Republic Day parade, which is considered the main attraction of the day’s celebration, was held along Rajpath. It was a 90-minute event. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was the chief guest at the parade. Before the parade began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute at the National War Memorial and President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the national flag along with General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff. Follow highlights here:

Huge crowd starts gathering to witness 71st Republic Day parade at Rajpath, New Delhi on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Huge crowd starts gathering to witness 71st Republic Day parade at Rajpath, New Delhi on Sunday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

On India’s 71st Republic Day, military might, cultural heritage to be on display at Rajpath

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 02:05 AM IST
Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro will be the chief guest at the 90-minute celebrations marking the anniversary of the day when India was declared a republic in 1950.
Delhi Traffic Police has put in place certain restrictions on the movement of traffic in the national capital ahead of the Republic Day parade on January 26(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Traffic Police has put in place certain restrictions on the movement of traffic in the national capital ahead of the Republic Day parade on January 26(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

71st Republic Day 2020: Traffic restrictions in place ahead of Republic Day parade

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 08:54 PM IST
71st Republic Day: According to the advisory, no cross-traffic will be allowed on Rajpath from 11 pm on Saturday at Rafi Marg, Janpath and Mansingh Road till the Republic Day Parade is over.
New Delhi: Security personnel stand guard at the Rajpath which is decked up for the Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi(PTI)
New Delhi: Security personnel stand guard at the Rajpath which is decked up for the Republic Day Parade, in New Delhi(PTI)

Multi-layered security cover in Delhi for Republic Day celebrations

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 08:28 PM IST
71st Republic Day: Facial recognition system and drones are part of the measures taken by the Delhi Police for the occasion and 10,000 security personnel have been deployed to maintain vigil, officials said.
India prepared to host Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for its Republic Day celebrations on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh /Hindustan Times (Representative image))
India prepared to host Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for its Republic Day celebrations on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh /Hindustan Times (Representative image))

Facial recognition system, drones: 4-layer security in Delhi for Republic Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 11:42 AM IST
Officials said sharpshooters and snipers will be deployed on top of high-rise buildings to keep a watch on the 8-km-long parade route from Rajpath to the Red Fort on January 26.
Republic Day 2020: A contingent of camel-mounted BSF jawans march during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.(PTI)
Republic Day 2020: A contingent of camel-mounted BSF jawans march during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.(PTI)

Republic Day 2020: History, significance and interesting facts

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:50 AM IST
Republic Day 2020:Republic Day has been celebrated every year in India on January 26, since 1950 to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect. India will be celebrating it’s 71st Republic Day this year.
Republic Day rehearsal at Rajpath. Traffic on Rajpath — from Vijay Chowk to India Gate — has been restricted till the rehearsal is over on Thursday, and from 6 pm Saturday till the parade concludes on Sunday, police said in an advisory.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Republic Day rehearsal at Rajpath. Traffic on Rajpath — from Vijay Chowk to India Gate — has been restricted till the rehearsal is over on Thursday, and from 6 pm Saturday till the parade concludes on Sunday, police said in an advisory.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Traffic diversions for Republic Day rehearsal on Thursday, stay clear of central Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 06:20 AM IST
The rehearsal will start at 9.50 am at Vijay Chowk and will proceed towards the Red Fort via Rajpath, C-Hexagon, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg, taking the route the actual parade will take on January 26, according to Delhi Police.
The Delhi Traffic Police has asked people to follow traffic rules in its advisory.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The Delhi Traffic Police has asked people to follow traffic rules in its advisory.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Officer Ashok Kumar of the Indian Air Force, who has been taking part in the Republic Day parade for the last 25 years as part of the band contingent and has been leading the band for the last 12 years, during a press preview at Akash Officers Mess, in New Delhi, on Monday.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Officer Ashok Kumar of the Indian Air Force, who has been taking part in the Republic Day parade for the last 25 years as part of the band contingent and has been leading the band for the last 12 years, during a press preview at Akash Officers Mess, in New Delhi, on Monday.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

IAF musician to play in career’s 25th parade

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 03:34 AM IST
Warrant Officer Ashok Kumar and his crew began practising for the parade last week, and have been spending up to eight hours daily to synchronize their moves. A few of his band members have taken part in the parade multiple times.
The Centre last week, announced that the final contract for the ambitious redesign of New Delhi’s Central Vista, or Rajpath, was awarded to Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning And Management Private Limited.(HT Photo)
The Centre last week, announced that the final contract for the ambitious redesign of New Delhi’s Central Vista, or Rajpath, was awarded to Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning And Management Private Limited.(HT Photo)

Firm that won contract for Central Vista revamp had highest bid among those shortlisted

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2019 10:04 AM IST
As per the bid document, to qualify in the technical evaluation criteria, a bidder has to secure a minimum 50% in all attributes such as financial strength and experience, project capabilities, and core project team .
Central Vista revamp came up with a series of unconventional ideas that included transforming the Parliament building into a museum.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Central Vista revamp came up with a series of unconventional ideas that included transforming the Parliament building into a museum.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

A look at proposals that didn’t make the cut in Central Vista revamp

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 06:40 AM IST
Among the proposals that did not make the cut, the one by CP Kukreja Architects suggested that the Central Vista would run from the river Yamuna in the east to the Delhi Ridge in the west.
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.
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(Amal KS/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(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Gujarat-based firm gets the contract to revamp central vista

New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 04:32 AM IST
The firm of architects was involved in the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project in Ahmedabad and is also the chief architect of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, in Varanasi.
Hardeep S Puri (c), MoS Housing & Urban Affairs addressed a press conference on Development/Redevelopment of Parliament building, Common Central Secretariat at Airports Authority Of India Officer institute in New Delhi(Biplov Bhuyan/ HT Photo)
Hardeep S Puri (c), MoS Housing & Urban Affairs addressed a press conference on Development/Redevelopment of Parliament building, Common Central Secretariat at Airports Authority Of India Officer institute in New Delhi(Biplov Bhuyan/ HT Photo)

Gujarat firm gets contract to revamp Central Vista, Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 02:25 PM IST
In September, government officials met 15 architects interested in the project and submitted 24 proposals.
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