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PM Modi to lay foundation stone for new Parliament building on Dec 10th

  • Bhumi Pooja on same day
  • Four storied building in an area of 64,500 sqm and at a cost of Rs. 971 crore
  • Will be completed by 2022

New Delhi: New Parliament building foundation stone will be laid by PM Modi on Dec 10th as per Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Along with this, ‘Bhumi Pooja’ will be performed which can be witnessed virtually and by few invitees physically. New building will be an embodiment of Atmanirbhar Bharat which features crafts by local artisans according to Om Birla.

New building will be equipped with modern amenities and construction of the building will start at the end of this month and is expected to be completed by 2022.

Features of New Parliament Building

It is a four storied building to be constructed in an area of 64,500 sqm at a cost of Rs. 971 crore. There will be approximately 888 seats for Lok Sabha members and 326 seats for Rajya Sabha Members and Central Lok Sabha Hall can accommodate 1224 members in new building.

According to the Speaker, sessions of both the Houses of Parliament in new building will begin as a mark of completion of 75 years of India’s Independence, in year 2022. HCP Design, planning and Management Private Ltd bagged the contract for the new Parliament building. There will be a separate entry/access gates for PM, Rajya Sabha Chairperson, Lok Sabha Speaker, for MPs and for public in new building.

Paperless office will be created with the help of digital interfaces. Original constitution will be showcased in a separate Constitution Hall. Chairpersons of Parliamentary standing Committee, floor leaders will present along with PM on Dec 10th for the Bhumi Pooja. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla extended formal Invitation letter to PM Modi.


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