Tourism Ministry office to shift from Transport Bhawan, Parliament Street

To move to a building near India Gate to vacate site for Central Vista project

Transport Bhawan: The current office of the Union Ministry of Tourism is sitting in the Transport Bhawan at Parliament Street. However, according to a PTI report citing a senior official, the ministry will be moving out of its current location and shifting to a building near the India Gate. The reason for this, reportedly, is that the Transport Bhawan is required to be vacated so that the site can be reused as a part of the Central Vista redevelopment project. 

The building, which was constructed in the 1960s, not only houses the office of the Ministry of Tourism, but also is the base of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, among others. It is, therefore, also known as ‘Parivahan Bhawan’. 

The six-storey building, located at 1, Parliament Street, had been inaugurated on September 20, 1965 by Indira Gandhi, who was then handling the office of the Minister of Information and Broadcasting. 

While it is currently not known when the Ministry of Tourism will shift, the senior official said that the move will take place soon. 


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