Pics: Here's how the new Parliament will look from inside
The central government has released the first look from inside the new Parliament building. The new Parliament is likely to be inaugurated in March this year.
The house is built to accommodate the growing number of elected representatives due to delimitations over the last few decades. It is being constructed with bigger halls, a library and convenient parking spaces. The meeting rooms and offices will be equipped with the most recent technologies in the new Parliament.
Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the National Emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building.
The new Lok Sabha will have seating space for 888 MPs, and the Rajya Sabha, for 384 MPs. There will be space for additional seating (to be brought in) as well—the new Parliament building will be able to accommodate 1,382 people in the Lok Sabha. MPs will be able to sit there during the President’s address or during joint sessions of Parliament.
On December 10, 2020, PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building in Delhi, at an event that was attended by leaders from various political parties, Cabinet ministers and ambassadors of different countries.
The estimated cost of construction of the Parliament building is Rs 971 crore. This includes everything from construction to safety equipment and all other features.
The new Parliament will represent the diversity of modern India.
The central government has claimed that as of now, more than 23 lakh jobs were generated for the construction of the new Parliament.
The new Parliament will have a technologically advanced committee room that will accommodate the latest audio-visual system.
The new Parliament to have library that would also store the archive materials along with the books.
The central lounge is being created to complement the open courtyard, which will have the national tree, Banyan.
The new Parliament building to have a state-of-the-art constitutional hall.
The building will have ultra modern office space with secure and efficient communication technology.