DEC Infrastructure and Projects (India) has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder for construction of the Executive Enclave that will house the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Cabinet Secretariat, the India House and the National Security Council Secretariat.
The company has quoted an amount of around Rs 1,189 crore, 10.44 percent less than Rs 1,328 crore cost estimated by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), which has been executing the Central Vista Redevelopment project.
The estimated cost also includes maintenance and housekeeping for a period of five years.
Tata Projects, which is constructing a new Parliament building, quoted Rs 1,407 crore, while Larsen and Toubro had quoted a bid amount of around Rs 1,424 crore.
The India House will be used as a conference facility where high-level talks, especially with top visiting leaders of various countries.
The new PMO will have three floors with a floor height of 4.75 mtr, in addition to the basement and the ground floor. The new Cabinet Secretariat and the NSCS will also have the same building structure. The Executive Enclave will come up on the south side of the South Block.