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
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?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND
(SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)
(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.