IndiaCentral Vista Project: Ahluwalia Contracts to build Executive Enclave, wins with lowest...

Central Vista Project: Ahluwalia Contracts to build Executive Enclave, wins with lowest bid

new DelhiAhluwalia Contracts India Limited on Tuesday emerged as the lowest bidder for the construction of Executive Enclave as part of the Central Vista Project. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Cabinet Secretariat, India House and National Security Council Secretariat are to be constructed under this enclave. This information has been received from the official document.

The Delhi-headquartered company has bid for around Rs 1,119 crore, which is 3.50 per cent lower than the Rs 1,160 crore estimated by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). The CPWD is implementing the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious Central Vista Redevelopment Project.

The document revealed that Tata Projects Limited, which is building the new Parliament House, made a bid of Rs 1,154 crore. At the same time, NCC Limited placed a bid of about Rs 1,158 crore and Larsen & Toubro Limited placed a bid of about Rs 1,317 crore.

The lowest bidder gets the contract
An official said the contract is usually awarded to the lowest bidder and the CPWD’s board will decide on awarding the tender in the next few days. The CPWD had estimated the cost of construction and maintenance of the Executive Enclave at Rs 1,160.17 crore. The executive enclave will come up on the south side of South Block in the high security Lutyens’ Delhi plot number 36/38. The bid document states that the new Prime Minister’s Office will have three floors apart from the basement and the ground floor. The structure of the new Cabinet Secretariat and the National Security Council Secretariat will be similar.

How will the executive enclave be designed?
India House will have one floor apart from the basement and the ground floor. It is likely to be used as a convention facility like Hyderabad House. As per the bidding document of CPWD, the project will be completed within 24 months from the commencement of the construction work. “The Executive Enclave will be designed to improve efficiency and functioning through a carefully planned formation of various departments with supporting facilities,” the document said. This will ensure prime security and excellent interconnectivity with other offices within the enclave and in Central Vista.