Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday that the redevelopment work of Central Vista Avenue, stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, would be completed in two and a half months. According to the Housing and Urban Development Minister, the Central Vista project will be completed on time and will be ready to host the Republic Day parade in 2022. He claimed that the winter session of Parliament will be held in the new building of Parliament House next year.
The Union Minister was speaking at the inauguration of the Defense Office complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue in the capital Delhi. These complexes were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. The new Defense Office complexes will provide working space for about 7,000 officers from the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces, including the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Puri said that I would like to assure you (Prime Minister Modi) that the work of redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue will be completed in two-and-a-half months where (next year) the Republic Day parade will be held.
Referring to the new Defense Office Complexes, he said that the work was completed in just 12 months. He said that the new and sustainable construction technology LGSF (Light Gauge Steel Frame) was used in the construction of both the Defense Office Complexes.
He said that under LGSF technology, a minimum time of 24 months has been prescribed for the construction of such buildings but it was completed in 12 months. Puri informed that 8,782 metric tonnes of steel and 7,920 metric tonnes of cement have been used in the construction work.
The construction of the Defense Office Complex is part of the Central Vista Project. Under this project, the entire area of Rajpath is to be redeveloped along with the construction of a new Parliament building and a new Central Secretariat.
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