Home / News / India /  Gujarat’s HCP Design wins bid to revamp Parliament, Lutyens’ Delhi

NEW DELHI : The job of redeveloping the Indian Parliament and surrounding areas in Lutyens’ Delhi will be carried out by a Gujarat-based architecture firm that built the Sabarmati riverfront and the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters.

Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd will carry out the design consultancy to redevelop the Parliament building, the Central Secretariat and the Central Vista by 2022, the government said on Friday.

Headed by Bimal Patel, HCP Design was the contractor for the Sabarmati riverfront project, the Central Vista and state secretariat in Gandhi Nagar, and is building a corridor from the Ganges riverfront to the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The award was given on 18 October. The entity will now have extensive public consultations with all stakeholders. These will be done in the public domain. Those who have not been awarded, their ideas are also being taken on board," Hardeep Singh Puri, Union minister for housing and urban affairs, said.

According to plans announced in September, Lutyens’ Delhi—the leafy central part of the capital named after its main British designer Edwin Lutyens—will be given a major makeover. As part of the plans, the government sought bids for the renovation of the Parliament building by 2022, construction of a new common central secretariat for all ministries by 2024, and upgradation of the grand Central Vista running from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate by 2021. Bids for the project, estimated to cost 12,000 crore, were to be finalized in a month.

“We want to complete it in a time-bound manner. The final awarded price is 40% below what we had expected. We are hopeful that this will have a transformation in Delhi. There are a series of steps, including land pooling and regularization, which will benefit Delhi," Puri added.

HCP Design will be paid 229 crore for the consultancy, as against a maximum of 448 crore set by the government.

No heritage building will be touched in this development process, Puri said, adding there were no plans to demolish the existing Parliament building.

“The company got the highest marks in the competition we held. The company has taken up big projects and executed them. This project requires planning and execution. This is not an easy project, but an iconic one," said Durga Shankar Mishra, secretary, ministry of housing and urban affairs. Mishra said the consultation processes will start now and the project will be completed in a mission mode.

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