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Central Vista project on schedule despite rain, Omicron: Minister

Construction work of the Central Vista Redevelopment Project being carried out at Rajpath in New Delhi. File

Construction work of the Central Vista Redevelopment Project being carried out at Rajpath in New Delhi. File

The Central Vista Avenue redevelopment project is “on schedule” despite recent rains and the rise in COVID-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant, said Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.

In a tweet, Mr. Puri said: “Visited Central Vista Avenue to review progress of the project. Despite the unprecedented rains a few days ago & the current Omicron outbreak, work is progressing on schedule. (sic)”.

The project was started in February 2021 and was supposed to be completed in December but surges in COVID-19 cases and rainfall have led to delays. Some components of the plan, including toilet blocks, would be completed after the parade, according to officials involved with the project.


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