- Central Vista project of 20,000 crores is said to demolish three iconic buildings of Delhi
- The project has faced many barriers from the people of the country itself
- The Central Vista project is to accommodate the residences of the Prime Minister and Vice President.
The 20,000 crores Central Vista project has been planned for quite a bit of time till now. It continues to be unknown to people that many buildings are being demolished to accommodate Central Vista. It is understandable why the central government wishes to keep away this information. Let us check out the three main buildings that will be destroyed by this central vista project.
Three Buildings To Be Demolished For 20,000 Crore Central Vista Project
Three iconic buildings of Delhi, the National Museum, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), and the National Archives Annexe are to be demolished to accommodate the 20,000 crore Central Vista project. The National Archives Annexe has been a symbol of the history and culture is to be destroyed as the project continues to build a new parliament. New residences for the Prime Minister and the Vice President are to be built within this project as well.
Artifacts Of These Buildings
The National Museum is home to many old artifacts of India. The main building of this Museum will remain intact but the interior and additional buildings are going to be demolished. There have been no records of where the art from this section will be placed to preserve them.
The archival records of this National Museum contain more than 45 lakh files, 25,000 rare manuscripts, more than 1 lakh maps, and 1.3 lakh Mughal documents. It is difficult to transfer these documents without destroying the art forms and mishandling them. The Indira Gandhi National Center for Art is also one of the places that are considered as a hub for Indian art forms.
A Petition Has Been Filed
A petition has been filed by the citizens of India to take this project back as it will cause irreparable damage to the art and history of Indian artifacts. The government has claimed that it is protecting the heritage but, it is simply destroying the architectural forms that remain pivotal to the history of India. It is to be noted that the names that have been mentioned earlier are not the only buildings that are to be destroyed.
The 20,000 crores central vista project had already faced a large amount of criticism because of the cost it bore during the covid 19 pandemics. It is up to the government now how they will manage the artifacts of these iconic buildings of Delhi.