On a special occasion today at 7 o’clock, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil Delhi’s Central Vista’s new appearance. Beginning in December 2020, a massive makeover of India’s power corridor will result in the construction of a new Parliament building, a unified central secretariat, and an updated version of the three-kilometer-long Kartavya Path between Rashtrapati Bhavan and the India Gate.
The voyage of the makeover, however, has been fraught with highs and lows. The project has encountered everything, including opposition pushback and halt orders from the Supreme Court.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s statue is also being installed in the same place where his hologram statue was unveiled earlier this year.
In the same location, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s statue is also being installed where his hologram statue was unveiled by PM Modi on Parakram Diwas’s birthday of Netaji’s January 23.
The redevelopment of Delhi’s Central Vista Mega Project Road in Delhi – A Detail timeline:
Due to a government news release stating that building on the Central Vista project will start and tree translocation would start in the month of December 2020, the Supreme Court ordered the government to stop all construction work on the project.
Twelve opposition party leaders wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 20, 2021, pleading with him to halt the building of Central Vista in New Delhi. The authorities proposed using the money allotted for the project to improve the health system, which has been severely strained as a result of the nation’s deteriorating Covid-19 crisis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the new office complexes replacing the outdated hutments surrounding the north and south blocks on September 2021, prompting the relocation of over 7,000 defense ministry employees.
The new Parliament building, which is being built as part of the Central Vista project, would be ready for the 2022 Winter session, according to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.
In November 2021, as part of the grandiose Central Vista project in Delhi, a petition challenging the change in the land use of a site where the vice-president of India and the prime minister’s new official residences are planned to be built was dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry reported to the Lok Sabha that the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment, which has a deadline of December 2021 and runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, has made 60% of its physical progress.
It was declared in May 2022 that the enormous Central Vista project’s building of the prime minister’s mansion will be finished by December 2022.
The Rajpath and Central Vista lawns will henceforth be known as Kartavya Path, the Center stated in September 2022.
The renovation was carried out to address the traffic issues on and around Rajpath and the surrounding neighborhoods of Central Vista Avenue, which have been battling rising visitor traffic. The new power corridor will be equipped with conveniences including drinking water, street furniture, public restrooms, and enough parking.