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Govt forms 5 member oversight panel for Central Vista

Govt forms 5 member oversight panel for Central Vista

New Delhi: The central government on Friday formed a five-member committee to ensure coordination across Ministries, regulatory compliances and have an effective project management under the Central Vista redevelopment plan, PTI reported.

As per reports, the oversight committee headed by former finance secretary Ratan P Watal will be keeping a tab on the ambitious Central Vista Redevelopment project.

The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry in a memorandum issued on Thursday, said the committee has been formulated to ensure multi-agency and stakeholder coordination for integration of different works under the project.

"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. Accordingly, it is proposed to set up an Oversight Committee," read an order from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

The committee which will monitor, inspect the project site from time to time has been directed to submit its report and suggestions to the ministry.

Other members of the panel are Deputy CAG P.K. Tiwari, former director of L&T Shailendar Roy and IIT Delhi professor Mausam and the ministry's joint secretary.

It has been formed for next two years or next order (whatever is earlier) by the government.

The project was announced in 2019 and the foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2020.

The redevelopment project is expected to be completed next year, when India celebrates 75 years of Independence. Several government buildings, including the Parliament House and ministry offices, will be rebuilt as part of the project.

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