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CPWD Announces Design Contest for Iconic Structure in Proposed Yamuna Bank Park | India News


NEW DELHI: The Central Department of Public Works (CPWD) announced Thursday that it will hold a design competition for an iconic structure in the proposed “Nav Bharat Udyan” (New Indian Garden) on Yamuna Bank. The park will be developed on more than 22 acres to commemorate 75 years of the Independence of India.
TOI had first reported on July 14 about the “New India Garden”, which will be developed near the Millennium Bus Depot. “This is part of the Central Vista Redevelopment Project. The iconic structure will be in the same alignment as Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Gateway of India. This will be like practically doubling the length of the Central View from 2.9 km to 6.3 km. No structure will be touched between India Gate and the proposed park. Therefore, this section will not have similar characteristics or look like the Rajpath, ”said a senior official from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
He said the existing road network between India Gate and the proposed park will be improved to make it user-friendly. “There cannot be a physical extension of Central Vista with a similar character. We have the National Stadium and Purana Qila in this section. These cannot be touched, ”said the official.

CPWD Announces Design Contest for Iconic Structure in Proposed Yamuna Bank Park | India News

CPWD said that design can be done by individuals, students, a group of people, architects, and companies. He said the park will have the iconic structure and infotainment facilities such as Sphere of Unity, Milestones Walkway, Journey of India, Tech Dome, Amphitheater to showcase India’s rich historical and cultural heritage, scientific achievements and symbolize unity. in the diversity and aspirations of New India.
The maximum allowed height of the structure will be 134 meters from the current ground level.
CPWD has kept Rs 5 lakh as a prize for the winning entry, while five commendation awards of Rs 1 lakh each will also be awarded.

Times of India