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Central Government demands stay against Central Vista project for building new Parliament and other Central Government offices in Lutyens Delhi [READ AFFIDAVIT]

Lawstreet Journal 24 Jul 2020 5:25pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive Central Government demands stay against Central Vista project for building new Parliament and other Central Government offices in Lutyens Delhi [READ AFFIDAVIT]

The center has filed a counter-affidavit for a stay against the Central Vista project which sets out to build a new Parliament and other Central Government offices in Lutyens Delhi.

The counter-affidavit submits that the Central Vista development/Redevelopment Plan was proposed for future needs of space for the Parliament, Ministries, and Departments, as well as to provide better facilities, amenities, parking facilities, citing fire safety, acoustics concern, the affidavit has referred to the dilapidated condition of the century-year old construction to shed a light on the need for the Redevelopment plan.

The 117-page affidavit filed by Executive Engineer of Central Public Works Department “...fire safety is a major concern as the building is not designed according to the present fire norms. There are several other safety issues also. The audio-visual system within the Parliament is old. The acoustics of the hall is not effective. The electrical, air-conditioning, and plumbing systems are inadequate, inefficient, costly to operate and maintain. Since the systems are mostly later additions and not a part of the original design, energy efficiency is also poor.”

As further stated in the affidavit that Lok Sabha seats will likely increase substantially after 2026, the affidavit stated that “packed to capacity and have to space for the addition of seats if the parliament is expanded. The seating arrangements are cramped and cumbersome, there are no desks beyond second now and movement is extremely constrained.”

The affidavit stated that it will “facilitate to keep and maintain the existing iconic building intact as a symbol of… Continue Reading...


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