It would lead to employment generation, Minister tells Lok Sabha.
The Central Vista redevelopment project would lead to employment generation and could be “an important fulcrum of economic revival”, according to the government’s reply to a question in the Lok Sabha about the rationale for the project given the state of the economy.
In his written reply to the question by Trinamool Congress MP Mala Roy, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said: “In the current economic scenario, the project shall generate large number of direct and indirect employment which could be an important fulcrum for economic revival.”
The project, which includes the construction of a new Parliament and office buildings for Central Ministries along Rajpath, was announced by the Ministry last year.
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