Today at 7 pm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the new look of Delhi’s Central Vista in a special event. The grand redevelopment of the power corridor of India including a new Parliament building, a common central secretariat, and a revamped three-km-long iconic Kartavya Path from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate began in December 2020. However, the revamp journey has been bumpy and uneven. Yet, somehow the project is on the path of success.
The Centre had also announced the decision to rename the Rajpath and Central Vista lawns as Kartavya Path. The path run from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium in Delhi. The decision was announced with the objective of closing the British colonial impact in the country.
The construction of the prime minister’s residence under the ambitious Central Vista project will be completed by December 2022. The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) informed a government-appointed expert panel, that gave its nod to the project. The CPWD is the project developer and informed the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) that the expansion of the Parliament building and the construction of a new Parliament building will be done by November 2022 and the prime minister’s residence will be constructed by December 2022. The Ministry of Environment too granted the clearance for the expansion and renovation of the existing Parliament building, which is part of the Rs-13,450 crore Central Vista Redevelopment Project.