Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament House on May 28, which is located in the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker and Speaker Om Birla met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and invited him to inaugurate the new Parliament House. According to media reports, the work of the new Parliament House has been completed within the stipulated time. The joint houses had urged the Government of India on 5 August 2019 for the construction of a new building of Parliament. After this, PM Modi had laid its foundation stone on December 2020.
The inauguration of the new Parliament House will take place around the completion of nine years of the Modi government in power. This project is a part of Central Vista. In this, the rejuvenation of the three kilometer long Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, the common Central Secretariat, a new office and residence of the Prime Minister. Also, the construction of a new Vice-Presidential Enclave is also included. It all comes under the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The specialty of the new Parliament House
The new Parliament building is built on an area of 64,500 square metres. The new building will have a grand Constitution Hall to showcase India’s democratic heritage, a lounge for Members of Parliament, a library, ample dining areas and proper parking arrangements.
The New Parliament House has three main gates, which are named Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar and Karma Dwar. According to media reports, the building will have separate entry gates for MPs and VIPs. The Lok Sabha chamber in the new building will have a seating capacity of 888 members, while the Rajya Sabha will have 384 seats for the members.
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The Lok Sabha chamber will have the option of increasing its seating capacity to 1,224 members during the joint session. The new Parliament House will also have photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose and other prime ministers of the country. Tata Projects has constructed the building at an estimated cost of Rs 970 crore.