Central Vista Project: The who's who

40-central-vista-project Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at the new Parliament for the unveiling ceremony of the national emblem in July | PIB

Narendra Modi, prime minister
Seen as the prime mover of the project, providing it with the necessary political impetus. His critics, however, say the redevelopment work is a vanity project.

Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker
The custodian of the Parliament House. He has forcefully taken up the need for a new Parliament building. The Lok Sabha secretariat is overseeing the construction of the new Parliament building and is the sanctioning authority.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union minister of housing and urban affairs
His ministry is carrying out the works in the Central Vista project, and Puri has been aggressively taking on critics. He has said it is not a vanity project, but a necessary project.

Bimal Patel, architect
His HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt Ltd was, in October 2019, brought on board by the government for the development of the master plan of the area and the design of buildings as per new requirements.

Tata Projects
Leading engineering and construction company that won the contract to build the new Parliament house in 2020. Tata outbid Larsen & Toubro.

Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Limited
Leading player in the construction and real estate sector. It carried out the Kartavyapath Redevelopment Project.