The structure of at Pragati Maidan have been demolished by the National Building Construction Corporation, right after the rejection of the petition asking for the protection of the building, by the High Court.
After the demolition, various fittings, exhaustion fans and generators are lying in the area with all the debris, which is likely to be cleaned soon. The demolition which took place was after the approval from all the concerned authorities, like National Monument Authority (NMA) and Heritage Conservation Committee (HCC).
On 2nd April, the petition filed by architect Raj Rewal asked for the preservation of these buildings and declaring them as nationally important, was rejected by the High Court. There will be another petition by INTACH which will be heard on 1st May.
Officials have informed that demolition will be finished by June. And after that, the appointed contractor will work towards the development of a convention and exhibition center.