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Central Vista Revamp

Central Vista Revamp
Central Vista Revamp Project

Central Vista Revamp
Current Central Vista View

What is Central Vista?

India, the world's largest democracy now plans to revamp the place from where the whole nation is controlled and the plans are worked out. The Central Vista in Delhi starts from the India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan which is about 3.2 kilometers long. This straight long road has buildings such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, North Block, South Block, way connects to Parliament, many offices such as Railway Bhavan and other offices are situated here. The North Block and South Block have Office of Finance Ministry, Home Minister, and many cabinet ministers office which is a part of the union cabinet. 
This whole path was planned and build long back in the 1910s to 1930s by two architecture's Lutyen's & Baker who designed the Rashtrapati Bhavan, North Block and South Block, and many other buildings with India's Parliament, where the design of parliament was taken from Madhya Pradesh Temple name Chausath Yogini Mandir.
You might have heard "Lutyen's Delhi", it comes from the name of Architect Lutyen's and not from another way. Hehehe.

Why Revamp?

After so many years many plans were put forth and plans for New Parliament and many offices were planned. The new plan started in 2019 of revamping the Central Vista area and adding up new stars to the largest democracy. This project has a New Parliament Building, Repair of Old Parliament and converting it to a museum, new buildings for offices of Railway, Finance, Environment, Home Ministry and other Income Department offices, Repair of existing Rashtrapati Bhavan, and beautification of Rajpath. Many offices need to pay rent for the office space which added 1000 crore to pay as rent.
Central Vista Revamp
As the Old Parliament Building couldn't hold any more members and in the 2026 year, the parliament will increase its capacity and will need new seats which state the need for the New Parliament. The Old Parliament was a circular structure but the New Parliament will be Triangular increasing the capacity and floor plan, this will be just behind the current building. The New Parliament is estimated at a cost of 922 crores and to be completed in 2023-2024.
The Rajpath will have office's on both sides of the path as mentioned above. The path will also have museums such as "India at 75", "The Making of India" & "Museum of Indian Democracy". The plan also includes building for MP's office, Prime Ministers Office, Central Conference Building, Center Secretariat, Krishi Bhavan, Shastri Bhavan, Vayu Bhavan, and Nirman Bhavan are included. This will help to conduct conferences at a short distance from many important offices. 
Central Vista Revamp
This will be a dream project for Architects and Civil Engineers.

Many would say why there is a need for such a building, but we should consider that the buildings will reduce the long term rent pay for many office places. The government will not have to take the burden of paying rent and depending on other spaces and this will be helpful in the long term. The whole plan is estimated to cost 20000 crores. The revamp will have to change the whole Rajpath and will allow the Government to take any action within a short time. 
The project plan now shows 3 new tunnels from the New Parliament to the Prime Minister's residence, Vice-President's House, and chambers of MPs to the new Parliament complex. This will ensure the VVIP protocols and safety of parliamentarians. 

Concerns With Project:

The current opposition party has put forth some questions, asking what is the need to spend such a huge amount and why to have revamped, with this the locals have put a petition in Supreme Court, but the court has not put a stay on the work and the work is going on. 
This needs to be seen in a long-term perspective where this will help to boost in increasing jobs in core sectors and also help the government in having all the facilities in one place. The revamp will change the perspective of the world looking at India and show the working in large civil work.


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