Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2252 to be answered on 22nd March, 2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE)
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2252
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22nd MARCH, 2017
REDEVELOPMENT OF PRAGATI MAIDAN
2252. SHRIMATI VIJILA SATHYANANTH:
Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Government has approved a proposal to redevelop Pargati Maidan by setting up a world class integrated exhibition‐cum‐convention centre at a total cost of ₹ 2254 crores;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the ITPO will utilize ₹1200 crores out of its free reserves towards funding of the project;
(d) whether Government has fixed any time‐frame to complete the proposed redevelopment; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)
(a) & (b): Yes Sir. The Government has accorded its approval for the redevelopment of Pragati Maidan into a new world class Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) at a total cost of ₹ 2254 crores. The proposal is to re-develop an Integrated Exhibition-cum-convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi in two phases i.e. Phase-I & Phase-II. In Phase-I the following is envisaged:
- Exhibition facility – 1,19,445 sq.mts.
- Convention Centre – about 7000 PAX
- Basement Parking – 4800 vehicles
- Administration Block – 8857 Sq. mts.
(c): Yes Sir.
(d) & (e): Yes, Sir. The completion time for Phase-I is proposed as 24-30 months from the date
of award of work to the Project Executor including the time taken in obtaining all the necessary
statutory approvals from the local authorities.