The Rs 20,crore project, which will completely overhaul the power corridor in Delhi, involves the construction of a new Parliament, new residences for the prime minister and vice-president and 10 new building blocks to accommodate government offices, as part of the Central Secretariat Project.
For this purpose, several historical buildings in the area will be torn down to make way for the offices. A total area of 4,58, square metres will be demolished for the project.
The new Parliament building, which is being constructed in the same premises as the old one, is expected to be ready by Meanwhile, the first three buildings of the Central Secretariat Project are expected to be completed by These buildings will replace the India Gandhi National Centre for Arts INGCAa historic building of the national capital that houses several heritage pieces, manuscripts and also a massive library.
It will now be shifted opposite Hyderabad House. Also read: Doughnut-shaped buildings, underground shuttle — how new Central Secretariat will look like. All the old structures will be dismantled. The Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, which houses the Ministry of External Affairs currently, will make way for a seven-storey building.
An area of 4,58, sq metres will be demolished for central vista project that involves construction of a new parliament, residences for pm and vp and 10 building blocks for govt offices.
Furthermore, buildings such as Krishi Bhawan and Shastri Bhawan will be demolished and shifted to the new secretariat. A new conference hall, which is also part of the Central Vista project, will be constructed in place of the Vigyan Bhawan. ThePrint takes a look at all the buildings that will be demolished for the Central Vista project:.
This included literature, visual arts, architecture, photography, music, dance and much more. It comes under the Ministry of Culture. Shastri Bhawan: Named after former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Shastri Bhawan houses several government ministries such as human resource development, chemicals and petrochemicals, law and justice, information and broadcasting, corporate affairs, women and child development and many others. Venkaiah Naidu, is situated on 6, Maulana Azad Road. With a sprawling lawn in the front, the residence covers 6.
Rajagopalachari, the first Governor-General of India. It was later moved and the foundation stone of the present building on Janpath Road was laid by then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in May At present, the museum holds almost 2,00, objects that are diverse in nature — both Indian as well as foreign — including the famous dancing girl of Harappa, relics of Buddha, Tanjore paintings and many more.
The museum is home to historical artefacts dating back 5, years. It is currently under the administrative control of the culture ministry. Nirman Bhawan: Situated on the Rajpath Area of the Central Secretariat, Nirman Bhawan also houses government ministries such as housing and urban affairs, health and family welfare, and Department of Science and Technology.
Annexe building of National Archives : Although the main building of the National Archives will be intact, the annexe building will be demolished and a new building will be constructed. The archival records are kept in both the main building and the annexe. The nature of records are categorised as public records, private papers, departmental records, cartographic records etc.
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The archival records kept in the annexe include 45 lakh files, 25, rare manuscripts, more than 1 lakh maps and 1. The records are kept in an ideal storage environment and round the clock operation of air-conditioning is provided to maintain the relative humidity and temperature that is suitable for the records.
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