Prime Minister Narendra Modi is performing the ground-breaking ceremony of India's new Parliament House building on Thursday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is performing the ground-breaking ceremony of India's new Parliament House building on Thursday. The new building could be completed by October 2022 so that a parliament session in the new building on the 75th anniversary of the country's Independence can be held.
The dimensions of the Lok Sabha - the lower house - in the new Parliament House will be three times as big as the present one. The size of the Rajya Sabha - the upper house - will also increase. Tata Projects Limited will construct the new Parliament House over a total area of 64,500 sq metre. The design has been prepared by HCP Design, Planning and Management Private Limited.
According to officials of the Ministry of Urban Affairs, the new Parliament House will be in sync with the sensibilities and aspirations of a new India on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022. It will be built keeping in view the needs for the next hundred years so that there is no difficulty in increasing the number of MPs in the future.
The new Parliament House will be equipped with sophisticated technical features such as a solar energy mechanism. The new triangular-shaped building adjacent to the existing Parliament House will be equipped with state-of-the-art security features.
The décor of the new building will have an eclectic mix of influences from Indian culture, regional arts, crafts and architecture. The design plan includes a central constitutional gallery that will be open for the general public.
The new building will have high-quality sound and audio-visual facilities, comfortable seating arrangements and emergency evacuation arrangements. The building will adhere to the highest structural safety standards that can even withstand the tremors of an earthquake.