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Modi govt constitutes 5-member oversight committee to monitor Central Vista project

Former finance secretary Ratan P Watal has been appointed the chairman of the panel, which will submit its reports or recommendations to the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry.
A model view of Delhi's proposed Central Vista | Twitter

SC rejects plea challenging change in land use for VP’s residence on Central Vista site

The apex court said that sufficient explanation has been offered by concerned authorities which justifies the change in land use of the plot from recreational area to residential.
An estimation of how the revamped Central Vista will differ from the old one. | Courtesy: HCP Designs

Lawns, wider sidewalks, bridge over canal: A new Central Vista Avenue on Republic Day 2022

Unexpected heavy rain had disrupted work, but pace has again picked up to ensure the Central Vista Avenue is completed in time to greet visitors for the Republic Day parade next year.
A model view of Delhi's proposed Central Vista | Twitter

SC tells Modi govt to file affidavit on proposed change in land use of plot for Central Vista

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre to file an affidavit on the issue of proposed change in land use of a plot where the new official residences of the Vice-President and the Prime Minister are stipulated as part of the ambitious Central Vista project in Lutyens' Delhi. The Central Vista revamp, announced in September 2019 envisages a new triangular Parliament building, with a seating capacity for 900 to 1,200 MPs, that is to be constructed by August, 2022 when the country will celebrate its 75th Independence Day. The common Central Secretariat is likely to be built by 2024 under the project that covers a 3-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate in the national capital. The apex court was hearing a petition challenging the change in land use of plot number one from recreational area to residential. The matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices A M...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects construction work of new Parliament building in New Delhi on 26 September 2021| PTI

PM Modi visits construction site of new parliament building

Modi spoke to people involved in the construction as he inspected the ongoing work. The building is part of the Central Vista project, which has faced criticism from the opposition.
A model view of Delhi's proposed Central Vista | Twitter

Modi to inaugurate new defence ministry buildings, vacated space to make way for PM residence

The Defence ministry offices will move to two new office complexes at Africa Avenue and Kasturba Gandhi Marg. The new office complex will be inaugurated by the PM Thursday.
The new library at the Janpath hotel, in spread across two floors | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts finds new, smaller home at Janpath Hotel

Under the Central Vista project, three new ministry buildings will replace IGNCA, and the institution will be given a permanent place at Jamnagar House by 2023.

SC dismisses plea challenging Delhi HC order rejecting PIL to halt Central Vista work

The apex court declined to interfere, stating that the PIL petitioners had selectively targeted Central Vista Project amid other public projects which were allowed during lockdown.

Real fight for National Archives should be about what it doesn’t contain, not the relocation

Nehru's core template for recording history was unity, Modi’s is uniformity. But history, at best, is an 'argument'.

MLA seeks assurance from PM Modi that no mosque will be affected by Central Vista project

Delhi Waqf Board chairman Amanatullah Khan in a letter to PM Modi Thursday said apprehensions were expressed on social media that 2 mosques were 'facing demolition' due to the project.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.