NEW DELHI: Only five architecture and urban design firms — three from Delhi and one each from Mumbai and Ahmedabad — have qualified to submit proposals for the ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan, which will include renovation of Parliament, construction of a new central secretariat and revamping of Rajpath. 

Sources said the five firms will now make a detailed presentation before a jury for short-listing. “We will select the firm before Diwali so that it can start work,” Union housing and urban affairs secretary Durga Shankar Mishra said. 

The five firms that have qualified are Delhi-based CP Kukreja and Associates, Sikka Associates Architects and Arcop Associates, Mumbai-based Hafiz Contractor and Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning and Management. Officials said only firms that have office in India could participate in the bidding process and they could take the help of foreign firms which have required expertise.