Center sets the ball rolling for new MP offices

New Delhi: The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has started preparations for the construction of offices to summon all the Members of Parliament (MPs), agencies on Monday to apply for subsurface survey of the proposed site.

The CPWD has proposed construction of multi-storey buildings on the plots where Transport Bhawan and Shram Shakti Bhawan are located by demolishing the existing buildings. The ‘MP Chambers’, as the project is named, will be connected to the new Parliament building through an underground passage.

On Monday, the CPWD issued a notice inviting quotations from agencies to conduct a survey to look for underground utilities at Shram Shakti Bhawan and Parivahan Bhawan, which houses the offices of the Ministries of Labor and Transport. The estimated cost was ₹7.60 lakh.

According to a CPWD official, the ‘MP Chambers’ project was one of the next few under the bigger plan to redevelop Central Vista. Kartavya Path, which was recently renamed as Rajpath, has been renovated, new Parliament House, Common Central Secretariat and Vice President’s Enclave are under construction.