Central Vista: PM residence to have 10 buildings; sources say no query of dropping proposed PMO


pti-Madhuri Adnal


New Delhi, Dec 18: The prime minister’s new residential advanced may have 10 four-storey buildings with a most top of 12 metres, based on the federal government’s newest proposal for the redevelopment of Central Vista.

Official sources mentioned that there’s “no query of dropping” the proposed new Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) from the Central Vista Redevelopment mission, after the CPWD didn’t point out the identical in its new proposal earlier than an professional panel of the Ministry of Setting and Forest.

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The Central Public Works Division (CPWD), which is executing the mission, has revised the estimated price from Rs 11,794 crore to Rs 13,450 crore.

The prime minister’s new residence will likely be constructed on a 15-acre plot and it’ll have 10 buildings and they’ll have floor plus three flooring, the CPWD mentioned in its proposal. Permissible floor protection on the prime minister’s new residence can be 30,351 sq. metre, it said, including {that a} constructing for the Particular Safety Group will come up on a 2.50-acre plot.

The Central Vista Redevelopment mission additionally consists of the brand new Vice President’s Enclave which will likely be constructed on 15-acre land and may have five-storey buildings with a most top of 15 metres, the CPWD mentioned in its proposal.

The VP Enclave may have 32 buildings. Reacting to the CPWD’s transfer to drop the proposed new Prime Minister’s Workplace in its newest proposal, Kanchi Kohli, authorized researcher, Centre for Coverage Analysis, mentioned that the paperwork submitted to the Setting Ministry don’t give any justification on why some plots or places of work have been excluded or why the prices have elevated regardless of such exclusions.

“However equally vital is the CPWD’s reply as to whether any alternate options to the current proposal have been thought of is a “No”. The research of such alternate options is required to be carried out earlier than looking for setting clearance,” Kohli mentioned.

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The CPWD’s proposal for phrases of reference, which is a step earlier than the setting clearance, was mentioned by the Setting Ministry professional appraisal committee (EAC) on Thursday. The EAC had authorized the CPWD’s proposal to assemble a brand new Parliament Constructing earlier this 12 months.

The redevelopment mission of Central Vista — the nation’s energy hall — additionally envisages a brand new triangular Parliament constructing, a typical central secretariat and revamping of the three-km-long Rajpath, from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.

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