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The new Parliament building built in 64 thousand 500 square meters is four storeyed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament Building (Sansad Bhavan) on 28 May. The cleaning of the civil structure of the new Parliament House has started. This building built under the Central Vista Project is the dream project of the Prime Minister.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and invited him to inaugurate the new Parliament building.
In the new Parliament House, seating arrangements have been made for 1224 MPs.
4 storey building, not affected by earthquake
The new Parliament building built in 64 thousand 500 square meters is 4 storeys. It has 3 doors, they are named Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar and Karma Dwar. There is a separate entry for MPs and VIPs. The new building is 17 thousand square meters bigger than the old one. Earthquake will not affect it. Its design has been prepared by HCP Design, Planning and Management Private Limited. Its architect is Bimal Patel.
A copy of the constitution will be kept in the constitution hall
The main feature of the new building is the Constitution Hall. It is being said that a copy of the constitution will be kept in this hall. Apart from this, big pictures of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Prime Ministers of the country have also been installed.
The Prime Minister had visited the new Parliament House on 30 March this year. He stayed here for an hour.
On July 12, 2022, the Ashoka Pillar built in the Parliament House was unveiled by PM Narendra Modi.
The specialty of the new parliament
- At present, the Lok Sabha has a seating capacity of 590 people. The new Lok Sabha has 888 seats and the visitors’ gallery has seating for more than 336 people.
- At present, the Rajya Sabha has a seating capacity of 280. There are 384 seats in the new Rajya Sabha and more than 336 people will be able to sit in the visitors gallery.
- There will be so much space in the Lok Sabha that during the joint session of both the Houses, more than 1272 MPs will be able to sit together in the Lok Sabha itself.
- There are separate offices for every important work of the Parliament. Hi-tech office facilities are also available for officers and employees.
- The cafe and dining area are also hi-tech. Hi-tech equipments have been installed in different rooms of the committee meeting.
- There are also common rooms, ladies lounge and VIP lounge.
Architectural elements inspired by the ancient cultural heritage of India have been installed in the new Parliament House.
Hi-tech offices have been set up in the new building of Parliament. Separate arrangements have also been made for meetings here.
Construction started in January 2021
The construction of the new triangular shaped Parliament building started on 15 January 2021. This building was to be completed in November last year. PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament House on 10 December 2020. Then he had said that nothing can be more beautiful than the new building of Parliament, when India will celebrate 75 years of its independence.
Why the new building was built
The current Parliament House was built 95 years ago in 1927. In March 2020, the government told Parliament that the old building was overutilized and was deteriorating. Along with this, there is not enough space in the old building to accommodate the MPs who will increase after the new delimitation of Lok Sabha seats. For this reason a new building is being constructed.
Rajpath got the name of duty path last year
Under the Central Vista Project, a 3 km long road from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate was redeveloped. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 8 last year. On the same day, he had announced to change its name from Rajpath to Kartavya Path.
PM housing is also a part of this project
Kartavya Path, Parliament House, the office-house of the Prime Minister, the Central Secretariat building and the Vice President’s Enclave are also part of the Central Vista Power Corridor. These are being made by the central government agency CPWD.
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