New Delhi: The official residence of the Vice President of India may also be redeveloped under the BJP-led Centre’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan. Under this plan, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has proposed to change the land-use of a 15-acre plot on Church Road near the Central Secretariat bus depot. Also Read - Central Vista Redevelopment: New Parliament to be Triangular Complex, To House 1,350 MPs
The plot, earlier, had been kept vacant for government offices. The DDA, however, recently issued a public notice inviting objections and suggestions from the public on the proposed change of the use of land. Also Read - BJP Govt to Revamp Parliament, Secretariat, Central Vista in Delhi by 2024
Currently, the Vice President’s residence is located on Maulana Azad Road.
If approved, the redeveloped 101-acre Central Vista will have two plots of land meant for residential purposes as HCP Design, the Ahmedabad-based firm appointed as the consultant of the redevelopment project, has earmarked another 15-acre plot on Dalhousie Road near the South Block for the Prime Minister’s residence. DDA has changed its land-use from recreational to residential too
The Prime Minister currently resides at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg (LKM).
In all, the DDA has already approved the change in land-use of five other plots, spread over 71 acres in the Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone, for the ambitious redevelopment project, which will cost the Centre as much as Rs 2,000 crore.
A new central secretariat, a new Rajpath, a new Parliament complex etc. are also parts of the Central Vista redevelopment plan which has a deadline of 2024.