Parliament and Venue to be ready on Time, Delays on other tenders continue

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New Delhi: According to CPWD officials, the new Parliament is expected to be finished by November 2022, in time for the winter session. The Central Vista Avenue too will be ready ahead of its deadline in time to be displayed at the Republic Day parade next year. While the project to construct 10 proposed secretariat buildings continues to run in delay at tendering stage, said, CPWD (Central Public Works Department) officials.

The central vista project that stretches from India gate to Rashtrapati Bhavan, is expected to be developed in 2023 the year when India is set to host the G-20 summit for world leaders. The construction for a new convention center and renovation for North and South Block to be used as the National Museum is expected to be completed in 2026.

Three CCS (Chief Central Secretariat) buildings have to be made on the site of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts which is shifted to Jan-path. The CPWD has postponed the last date for tender notice bids of these CCS buildings. This has happened for 6th time. The bids were rumored to be opened on Friday, but, CPWD processed withdrawal notice citing ‘administrative reasons’.

CPWD has modified tender multiple times due to issues raised by various interested bidders. The project is worth ₹3,463-crore and it includes construction and five-year maintenance contract of these buildings.

The deadline for tenders on this site continues to be delayed till September 17. However, The CPWD officials assured that though there are delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the backlog of these projects is covered up with additional shifts of workers and the projects will be completed before the deadline.

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