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A makeover that is not in sync with 'New India'

Accommodation in the new secretariat complex will be five times the combined capacity of Krishi Bhawan, Shastri Bhawan, Nirman Bhawan, and Udyog Bhawan, which are to be razed

Raghu Dayal 

Raghu Dayal

Amid questions on the rationale and format, architectural concepts, and contours of the grandiose Central Vista redevelopment, the government intends to go ahead with the project. There are murmurs within the government against the plan, and some have questioned the project.

The government maintains the new Master Plan would “represent the values and aspirations of a New India…and be rooted in the Indian culture and social milieu”. The proposed construction of 10 new eight-storey structures for a common secretariat for around 70,000 central government employees goes ...

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First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 20:24 IST
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