INDIA’S NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDING
10 Jan 2021
The new parliament building - the foundation stone for which was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - will be at an estimated cost of Rs 971 crore.
It will be built in an area covering 64,500 sq m, near the existing Parliament building.
The four-story building will be triangular in shape. Its interiors will have the three national symbols - the lotus, the peacock and the banyan tree - as its themes.
Architect Bimal Patel has said that the triangular shape of the new parliament is a reference to "sacred geometries in various religions and cultures of India".
The new Parliament will have increased seating capacities in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha with 888 and 384 seats respectively.
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The new Parliament building will have space nearby to allow MPs to meet people from their constituencies.
The building is expected to be ready before India's 75th Independence Day (in 2022).
Construction work cannot begin till the legal challenge is pending in the Supreme Court.
Tata Projects Ltd would build the new Parliament building. It will overlook the old Parliament building, built nearly 100 years ago at a cost of Rs 83 lakh.
The old Parliament building will be turned into a museum.