Seven companies submit pre-qualification bids for Central Vista project
The new building will be constructed at plot number 118 of the Parliament House Estate
Seven construction companies have submitted pre-qualification bids for the contract to build a new Parliament building, according to CPWD records. A Central Public Works Department (CPWD) official said the pre-qualification bids were opened on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the CPWD's online tender portal, bids were received from seven companies -- Tata Projects, Larsen & Toubro, ITD Cementation India, NCC, Shapoorji Pallonji, Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam and PSP Projects.
As part of the Central Vista redevelopment project, the construction of the new Parliament building, close to the existing one, is expected to be completed in 21 months at an estimated cost of Rs 889 crore, the agency's notice inviting pre-qualification bids stated.
The CPWD said the new building will be constructed at plot number 118 of the Parliament House Estate.
The proposed new Parliament building shall be a reinforced cement concrete framed structure, it said in the notice.
The agency said, "The plinth of the building shall match with the plinth of the existing building, which is approximately 1.8m above ground level."
"The total plinth area of the proposed building is approximately 65,000m2 including the basement area of approximately 16,921m2. The building will be ground plus two storeyed with one basement," it said.
The CPWD said the existing Parliament building will continue to function during the entire period of execution of this project.
The existing temporary structures on plot number 118 will be demolished before the construction starts. The existing boundary wall also needs to be demolished and a new one will be constructed as per the design and drawings provided by the department, it said.