The New India Garden or Nav Bharat Udyan was proposed to be built on the bank of the Yamuna River as part of the Centre’s plan to extend the Central Vista axis from the Gateway of India until the river will house a ‘sunflower plaza’, a ‘growth plaza’ representing all states and UTs of India, a ‘unity sphere’, a ‘tech dome’, an open-air theater and a labyrinth featuring the ‘ voyage of India ”apart from an“ emblematic structure ”as the new symbol of the capital, according to a presentation by the Central Directorate of Public Works (DPTP), reviewed by HT.
Nav Bharat Udyan will also have an entrance inspired by Martand’s Sun Temple, whose famous ruins can be found in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The resort is being built as part of the Central Vista redevelopment project. Nav Bharat Udyan will arrive on 20.22 acres on the west bank of Yamuna. It is expected to be unveiled to the public by August 15, 2022, when India turns 75.
A government official familiar with the plans said the garden will be iconic, represent the values of a new India, and can be experienced using high technology. “At the front door, we’ll have a digital layer, where you can pair your smartwatch and walk through different levels of the complex. After entering you will see the “sphere of unity” where “India @ 75” is written in different languages. The bronze sphere will be mounted on a “mandal”, then you will cross the “Milestones Gateway” representing each year of independence with its most important achievements highlighted. “
The government announced in November that the length of the Central Vista axis stretching from Rashtrapati Bhawan, through the north and south blocks, onto Rajpath and up to India Gate, would double from 2.9 km to 6.3 km – to the bank.
“In the center is the Sunflower Square where the iconic tower or structure is located, a new symbol of the capital is being planned. This falls on the axis of the Central Vista. Along this will be a “growth place” with 36 columns representing each state and UT of India. There will also be a labyrinth illustrating the ‘Journey to India’, focusing on the past, present and future – who we were, are and what we aspire to be as a nation, ”added the manager.
On November 12, the Central Department of Public Works (CPWD) announced a design competition to build an “iconic structure” on the bank of the Yamuna River as part of the Central Vista redevelopment project to commemorate 75 years independence. A total of 98 entries were received from which the final design will be chosen.
CPWD’s proposal dated November 12 stated that the structure thus constructed must “fulfill the great vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Autonomous India), symbolizing the emergence of New India with equitable growth opportunities, rooted in the values of Sabka. Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwaas (with everyone; for the progress of all; and in the confidence of all – one of the mottos of the government) and representing the aspiration of a clean India, free of poverty, of corruption, terrorism, communitarianism and casteism ”.
The CPWD proposal demanded that only these materials and technologies be used to build the structure that would endure like “the edicts of Ashoka, the iron pillar in the Qutub Minar complex, etc.” This was in reference to a competition organized by the CPWD to design the “iconic structure”.
“The structure should be iconic in its design and represent the nation’s capital. For example, the India Gate erected by the British in the Central Vista at the beginning of the 20th century prominently signifies Delhi. The proposed iconic structure being built in independent India is now expected to become a new symbol of the national capital, ”said the CPWD proposal.
The Central Vista redevelopment plan, managed by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, also involves the establishment of a new Parliament building by India’s 75th Independence Day in 2022, while the entire project is expected to be completed by 2024.
Meanwhile, Center also selected five construction companies for the next phase of the Central Vista redevelopment project – the redevelopment and restructuring of Central Vista Avenue, which includes the majority of the Rajpath stretch and the row of parallel government offices. to that, HT reported on Dec. 14.
Work on the second phase of the project comes at a time when the Supreme Court last week ordered the Center to immediately halt all construction and ancillary activities in New Delhi’s historically important Central Vista district, where a new Parliament , a new central secretariat and trade union ministries’ offices are planned to be built. The Supreme Court authorized the government to proceed with the foundation stone laying ceremony on December 10 and the paperwork.