Updated: December 12, 2020 1:40:31 AM
The Federal Public Works Department (CPWD) has received 98 entries as of Friday – the last day to submit designs for a “iconic” new India Garden structure, which, according to plans, will arrive on the western axis of Central Vista.
At the age of 18, Delhi recorded the highest number of entries, followed by 15 submissions from Maharashtra. Officials said the submissions were made by students, companies and private companies. The winner will be announced in the last week of December.
According to the requirements of the design competition, the “iconic structure” seeks to represent the values and aspirations of the new India, which is clean and free from poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism and casteism. “It will further mark new developments like Digital India, Talented India, Fit India, with Energy, Agility and Transformation Protocols”, and is expected to come on August 15, 2022, the 75th Independence Day.
The New India Garden is planned on an area of 20.22 acres, divided by the middle of the Yamuna Railway Bridge, which intersects horizontally in the east-west direction, and falls north of the IPGCL Pragati Power Station 1 Bridge.
The proposed site for the New India Garden is coming from the south.
DDA is in the process of acquiring land from the Pragati Power Station, which was leased 30-40 years ago. It does not fall under the Yamuna Riverfront Development Project as it floods every 25 years, ”said a DDA official.
“The DDA came to inspect the land. We have been hearing the lease allotment letter since 1965-67 under the Delhi Electricity Board. The land coming under the Delhi Forest Department is not with us. The CISF also has some acres of land,” IPGCL said. A civil department official said.
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