December 12, 2020 1:00:00 am
The Central Public Works Division (CPWD) has acquired 98 entries until Friday – the final day for submitting designs for an “iconic” New India Backyard construction that, as per plans, will come up on the western axis of the Central Vista.
At 18, Delhi recorded most variety of entries, adopted by 15 submissions from Maharashtra. Officers mentioned the submissions have been made by college students, institutes and personal companies. The winner can be introduced within the final week of December.
As per the design competitors’s necessities, the “iconic construction” shall try to “signify values and aspirations of New India, which is clear and free from poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism, and casteism”. “It could additional symbolise the brand new developments like digital India, expert India, match India, and so forth, coupled with vitality, dynamism and transformational ethos”, and is predicted to come back up by the seventy fifth Independence Day on August 15, 2022.
The New India Backyard is being deliberate on a 20.22 acre plot of forested land, divided among the many Yamuna rail bridge, which cuts it horizontally within the east-west route, and IPGCL Pragati Energy Plant 1 falling north of the bridge.
The proposed web site for the New India Backyard falls to the south.
“The DDA is enterprise the method of buying the land from the Pragati Energy Plant 1, to which it was leased 30-40 years in the past. Because it floods as soon as in 25 years, it doesn’t come below the Yamuna Riverfront Improvement plan,” mentioned an official from the DDA.
“The DDA did come to survey the land, and now we have requested for the lease allotment letter from 1965-67, when it was below the Delhi Vidyut Board. The land that comes below the Delhi forest division shouldn’t be with us. There are a number of acres for CISF there as properly,” mentioned an official from the civil division of IPGCL.
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