PM New Residence: CPWD Cancels Pre-Qualification Offers for PM’s New Residence

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The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) on Monday canceled pre-qualification bids for the construction of a new ₹360 crore residence for the Prime Minister for the second time in more than two months. The new PM residence will be built as part of the Central Vista redevelopment project adjacent to Rashtrapati Bhawan and the South Block.

According to a CPWD document, the offer, launched on October 1, was canceled for “administrative reasons”.

“The pre-qualification offers solicited for the above works are withdrawn for administrative reasons,” he said.

An official said the agency would soon launch pre-qualification tenders again.

According to the nomination documents which were cancelled, the Prime Minister’s Residence would be adjacent to Rashtrapati Bhawan and the South Block and opposite the DRDO Building in Blocks A and B, Dara Shikoh Road.

He said the CPWD had estimated that the project (construction and maintenance for five years) would cost Rs 360 crore and take 21 months to complete.

On July 18, the CPWD, which falls under the Union’s Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, initially launched the pre-qualification offer, but withdrew it on July 22 for “administrative reasons “.

The planned redevelopment of Central Vista – the country’s power corridor – includes a new triangular parliament building, a common central secretariat, a new residence and office for the Prime Minister and a new Vice President’s enclave, among others.

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