Unstarred Question No.s 1464 and 1466 to be answered on 15th March, 2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE)

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1464
TO BE ANSWERED ON 15TH MARCH, 2017

DEVELOPMENT OF PRAGATI MAIDAN

1464. DR. KANWAR DEEP SINGH:

Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:

(a) whether it is a fact that the proposal to develop Pragati Maidan into a new world class exhibition centre has been opposed;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the NOC has been obtained from Delhi Traffic Police for this project; and

(d) whether Government would shift this to an open space around Delhi to check further worsening of traffic in Delhi?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
(SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

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(a) & (b): The Government has recently accorded its approval for the redevelopment of Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) Project at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Some representations had been initially received, the concerns expressed have been within the purview of ITPO. ITPO has informed that three Public Interest Litigations filed by The Indian Institute of Architects have been dismissed by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and one more is sub-judice.

(c): Public Works Department(PWD), Government of NCT of Delhi has proposed external interventions surrounding the Pragati Maidan premises to de-congest the roads i.e. Mathura Road, Bhairon Road and Ring Road for which the PWD is in process to obtain necessary NOC from Delhi Traffic Police.

(d) : No, Sir. Traffic interventions to ease congestion have been planned.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE)

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1466
TO BE ANSWERED ON 15TH MARCH, 2017

REDEVELOPMENT PLAN OF PRAGATI MAIDAN

1466. SHRI RANJIB BISWAL:

Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:

(a) whether the redevelopment plan of Pragati Maidan has been approved by Government; and

(b) if so, the details of the plan investment and the time-limit to complete this redevelopment plan of Pragati Maidan?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
(SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

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(a): Yes, Sir.

(b) : A cost of Rs. 2,254 crore has been approved by the Government for completion of phase-I of the project, which as per ITPO’s estimate is expected upto May 2019.

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