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North, South Blocks to be converted into National Museums, Centre tells SC

The submission was made in response to a petition challenging the change in land use of a plot where the new official residences of the Vice-President and the Prime Minister are stipulated as part of the ambitious Central Vista project in Lutyens' Delhi.

October 29, 2021 / 06:59 PM IST
Representative image of Central Vista Project:  (Image: Twitter/@PMOIndia)

Representative image of Central Vista Project: (Image: Twitter/@PMOIndia)

The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that the North and South blocks, which cover nearly 27 acres housing government offices in national capital, are proposed to be converted into National Museums.

The submission was made in response to a petition challenging the change in land use of a plot where the new official residences of the Vice-President and the Prime Minister are stipulated as part of the ambitious Central Vista project in Lutyens' Delhi.

The Centre also told the top court that all the ministries will be relocated in the Common Central Secretariat buildings which are being developed on of the Rajpath.

"It is submitted that the Respondents are cognizant of the public nature of the projects and specifically seek to add various public facilities to the larger vision plan and have suo motu created a lot of space for recreational purposes. It is submitted that there are both qualitative and quantitative increases in public spaces in larger vision.