To Include Energy-Efficient Buildings
Gujarat-based architecture firm HCP Design won the consultancy bid for the centre’s ambitious project, to redevelop the Central Vista, including Parliament and Rajpath, and develop a common central secretariat for various ministries. The firm, which will be paid Rs 229.75 crores for consultancy services, will prepare the master plan of the project, including designs, cost estimation, landscape and traffic integration plans and parking facilities.
“RFPs have been floated. Although works will be executed by other companies, the core team will have the responsibility of supervising the project,” the housing and urban affairs secretary said. Last week, the Narendra Modi government unveiled its mega plan to redevelop the over three-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.
Sources in the CPWD said the decision on which buildings will be razed, while redeveloping the Central Vista, will be taken only after seeing the designs submitted by bidders. The development or redevelopment of parliament will be done by August 2022. By 2020, the Central Vista will be redeveloped and the common central secretariat will be built by 2024.