Ahead of the Republic Day parade at Rajpath, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri visited the site of the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment project on Monday and said work was progressing on schedule despite recent rains “unprecedented” and the Omicron outbreak.
The Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs has also shared on Twitter photos of the newly developed Rajpath which runs under Central Vista Avenue which stretches from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.
”Visited Central Vista Avenue to review the progress of the project. Despite the unprecedented rains of a few days ago and the current Omicron outbreak, work is progressing on schedule,’ Puri tweeted.
Last month, the project’s architectural consultant said the stretch of Central Vista Avenue needed to host the Republic Day parade this year would be ready on time, but some facilities would be completed later.
On Jan. 11, Puri said recent record rainfall had cost the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment project “a day or two, but no more.”
Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Limited is carrying out the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment works.
Parking lots, sales areas and other facilities are being created as part of the project.
The Central Vista redevelopment project — the country’s power corridor — envisions a new triangular parliament building, a joint central secretariat, the revamping of the three-kilometre Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, a new prime minister’s residence and first minister’s office and a new vice-president’s enclave.
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