Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No.2105 to be answered on 16th March, 2016

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

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2105
TO BE ANSWERED ON 16TH MARCH, 2016

REDEVELOPMENT OF PRAGATI MAIDAN STRUCTURES

2105. SHRI D. RAJA:

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

(a) whether it is a fact that the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) has a proposal to redevelop the Pragati Maidan structure;

(b) if so, the details of the project;

(c) whether the architects and structural engineers of the city have moved court to stop demolition of iconic structures, the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion at the Pragati Maidan; and

(d) if so, the details thereof, and Government's reaction thereto?

ANSWER

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

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(a) & (b): Yes, Sir.

The project entails the total development of 3,26,065 sq. mtrs. of built-up area including 1,19,445 sq. mtrs. of exhibition space, a Convention Centre with a seating capacity of 7,000 persons with a number of differently sized meeting rooms, space for public circulation, support facilities and parking space for about 4,800 passenger cars in Phase-I of the development plan. In Phase-II, development of 86,225 sq. mtrs. of exhibition space, along with support facilities, is proposed.

(c) & (d) : Yes, Sir.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) had been filed by the Indian Institute of Architects and others. The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has dismissed the PIL.

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