New Delhi: The Government of India said in the House yesterday, Thursday, that the country's new Parliament House will be ready by October 2022 next year. Next year will also mark 75 years of the country's independence. With this, Central Vista Avenue will be ready by November this year.
The Government has clarified in Parliament that the Environment Ministry had given the green signal on 31st May 2021 this year for other parts of the development of Central Vista Master Plan, including Central Secretariat Building and Central Conference Centre, Prime Minister's Residence, Special Protection Group (SPG) Building and Vice President's Building. However, the Ministry had approved the new Parliament of the country on 17th June 2020 last year. At the same time, the government has clarified that no heritage building listed under the Central Vista Development Master Plan will be destroyed. Even during the construction, the National Archives and the National Museum will be open to scholars and researchers.
The Government further stated that before giving environmental clearance, all the projects of the Central Vista Master Plan were studied for environmental impact assessment (EIA). Environment clearance was given through a letter dated 31st May 2021 of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change following the due process.