parliament: PM Modi visits construction site of new Parliament building in Delhi | India News
He went for inspection at around 8.45 pm today. He spent almost an hour at the site and did a first-hand inspection of the construction status of the new parliament building.
The new building is being constructed close to the existing one under the Central Vista redevelopment project and it is expected to be completed in 21 months from the start of construction work.
On February 4 this year, the Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of Central Vista Avenue was performed by then Union Minister of State with Independent charge Hardeep S Puri and other senior officers of the Ministry at India Gate, New Delhi.
With this ceremony, the work started for the development/ redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue.
The redevelopment project of Central Vista envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common central secretariat and revamping of the 3-km-long Rajpath, from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate
According to the plan, the new Parliament building, which will have separate offices for all MPs, will be equipped with the latest digital interfaces as a step towards creating ‘paperless offices’.
The new building will also have a grand Constitution Hall to showcase India’s democratic heritage, a lounge for members of Parliament, a library, multiple committee rooms, dining areas and ample parking space.
The Government approved a proposal for the development of Central Vista Avenue with an estimated cost of Rs 608 crores on November 10, 2020. Requisite permissions from Delhi Urban Arts Commission, Heritage Conservation Committee, Central Vista Committee, Local Body etc. have been obtained.
(With inputs from agencies)