The environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee (EAC) has also granted clearances for the rest of the buildings under the Central Vista plan
New residences for the vice president (V-P) and prime minister are scheduled to be completed by May and December 2022, respectively, the government said. The environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee (EAC) has also granted clearances for the rest of the buildings under the Central Vista plan. The buildings also include a Common Central Secretariat and the Special Protection Group (SPG) building. According to a Central Public Works Department’s (CPWD) submission, the work on Parliament is scheduled to be completed by November 2022, the V-P enclave by May 2022, and the PM residence and the SPG building by December 2022.
The cost of project, which also includes a Common Central Secretariat, has been estimated at ₹13,450 crore. CPWD is the nodal agency for the Central Vista Project. The plan, being handled by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs, involves having a new Parliament building in place by 15 August 2022, while the entire project, which includes constructing 11 administrative buildings to house all the government ministries, is slated to be finished by 2024. Tata Projects Ltd was tasked with the construction of the new Parliament complex on 29 September 2020.
“The EAC (Infra-2)...recommended granting environmental clearance to the project subject to the following specific conditions and other Standard EC Conditions as specified by the Ministry vide OM dated 4th January, 2019 for the said project/activity, while considering for accord of environmental clearance," minutes of its 13 April meeting showed. Under the Central Vista project, the PM’s residence will be shifted behind the existing South Block complex while the residence of the vice president is proposed to be relocated behind North Block.