Ground-breaking For New Parliament Today, PM Modi To Attend

Ground-breaking For New Parliament Today, PM Modi To Attend

Newsdesk |
December 10, 2020

To mark the symbolic launch of the new parliament building on the Central Vista today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a groundbreaking ceremony at the heart of Delhi near India Gate. The actual construction, however, cannot begin immediately, with a petition challenging the project pending in Supreme Court. The new parliament building is the key piece of the ₹ 20,000-crore Central Vista project, which aims to build and refurbish the government buildings on part of the 3 km Rajpath that stretches from the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan to the iconic war memorial India Gate.

New Delhi, 10 December 2020

The ceremony will begin at 12:55 pm,bhoomi poojan and the laying of foundation stone will take place at 1 pm. The Prime Minister will address the people at 2.15 pm. The proposed four-storied building would sprawl over an area of 64,500 sq meters and cost an estimated ₹ 971 crore. The construction is expected to be completed in time for the country's 75th Independence Day in August 2022. The proposed building at Central Vista will have seating capacity for 888 members in the Lok Sabha Chamber with an option to increase to 1,224 Members during Joint Sessions. The Rajya Sabha chamber will have a seating capacity for 384 members. The increased capacity has been made in view of future. At present, the Lok Sabha has a sanctioned strength of 543 members and Rajya Sabha 245. Each Member of Parliament will be provided with a 40 sq m office space in the redeveloped Shram Shakti Bhawan, which will be completed by 2024. The new building will also showcase the country's glorious heritage, with contributions from artisans and sculptors from across the country.

Source -NDTV


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