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Title : Central Vista Project: SC decision

Date : Nov 24, 2021

Description :



Topic à Indian Parliament related issues


  • Background:


  • A number of former bureaucrats have recently spoken out against the Central Vista redevelopment project.
  • The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs submitted a Central Vista refurbishment proposal in 2019.


  • Project information:


  • A triangular structure will be built next to the current Parliament building
  • A Central Secretariat for the Common Good will be established.
  • Between Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, the 3-kilometer-long Rajpath is being remodelled.
  • Museums will be built in the North and South Blocks.


  • The following is the government's position on redeveloping Central Vista:


  • The Parliament building's amenities and infrastructure are insufficient to meet current demand.
  • The Central Government's offices are distributed throughout the country, producing inter-departmental coordination challenges and unnecessary travel, which adds to traffic and pollution.
  • The vast majority of existing structures have outlived their usefulness.
  • New Delhi's Central Vista is home to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, North and South Blocks, India Gate, and the National Archives.
  • In December 1911, King George V stated that India's capital will be moved from Calcutta to Delhi at the Delhi Durbar (grand assembly).
  • The Delhi Durbar was organised to honour the coronation of King George V.
  • A new metropolis was to be designed by Edwin Lutyens, a British architect known for his strong commitment to European Classicism, and Herbert Baker, a notable South African architect.
  • Herbert Baker also designed the Union buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • The design of Parliament House was a collaboration between Lutyens and Baker.
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan was designed by Edwin Lutyens.
  • The Secretariat, which includes both the north and south blocks, was designed by Herbert Baker.


Tags : central vista, new parliament

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