The Union Government on Saturday constituted a Central Vista Oversight Committee. It constituted this committee to directly look after the Central Vista Project for a period of two years. Further, this committee will monitor and expedite the pace of the project. This 20,000 crore project is one of Modi government’s most ambitious infrastructure project and the clock is ticking to meet the deadline for its completion. Already, some of the phases of the project have faced delays which includes the PMO and the Prime Minister’s residence. According to current estimates the Parliament building will be ready by the Winter Session of 2022. Also, the Central Vista Avenue will be ready by the end of 2021.
Govt constitutes Central Vista Oversight Committee to monitor project
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Members of the committee
The 5 member committee will be set up for a period of two years. Former finance secretary Ratan P Watal will be the head of the committee. Further, it will include former Deputy CAG member P K Tiwari, former director at infrastructure firms L&T Shailendar Roy, Professor Mausam, an IIT Delhi faculty member and a Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs as the convener. The committee will ensure a multi-agency, multi-stakeholder coordination for seamless integration of different project works.
“As the project moves forward, complexities in the implementation are likely to increase. Further, various aspects relating to the project, including development of cultural spaces and seamless coordination between various stakeholders, would need close oversight,” the order issued by the Directorate of Estate under the Urban Affairs Ministry said. Further, the order noted that, it will have to continuously monitor the pace of execution of various projects of Central Vista with respect to targeted milestones to ensure their timely completion.
The committee will meet regularly and undertake site inspections for an independent review. Moreover, according to directions it will submit its reports and recommendations to the ministry on a regular basis.
As of now, Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri, Housing ministry secretary Durga Shankar Mishra and senior officers of the Central Public Works Department are directly reviewing the macroscale project.