On Thursday, the central government informed the parliament regarding the redevelopment process of Central Vista Avenue. Respectively, the central vista project of redevelopment is at 60% and 35% complete.
The expected date of completion of work of new parliament is October 2022 whereas the avenue will be completed within December and the preparations for Republic Day parade have started there.
In a written response to a question by Congress MP Manish Tewari, minister of state housing and urban affairs Kaushal Kishore said that so far four projects are in process.
The minister informed the Lok Sabha, “₹1,289 crore has been allocated for the works of Development/Re-development of Central Vista in the ongoing FY 2021-22.”
Tewari asked whether “work under the Central Vista Redevelopment Master plan with an estimated cost of around 20,000 crore rupees resumed in spite of the pandemic while the MPLADS scheme, the funds through which could be used for the betterment of Indian citizens especially during the pandemic”.
“There is no link between the works of Central Vista Development/Re-development with the MPLADS scheme. Separately, the Union Cabinet, in its meeting held on November 10, 2021, has restored MPLAD Scheme (MPLADS) for the remaining part of the Financial Year 2021-22 and its continuation from FY 2022-23 to FY 2025-26 with an outlay of ₹17,417 crore,” the minister said.
The central government said the ongoing works at the Central Vista have provided direct livelihood opportunities to “more than 10,000 skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers on-site and off-site and generated more than 24.12 lakh man-days of employment”.
Earlier this year, the redevelopment process of central vista and making new parliament began.