On December 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to lay the foundation for the new Parliament of India. Along with the structure of the Parliament, five more statues of notable individuals like Ambedkar built inside the building is expected to be repositioned.
The project of the construction of the new structure of the Parliament was won by Tata Projects Limited at Rs 861.90 crores.
The plan of the parliament includes the building to be triangular and a 3 km long Rajpath structure from the Rashtrapati bhavan to the India Gate and a central secretariat. The future structure of the Parliament is planned to have separate offices for the MPs and other party members which will be equipped latest technological devices that would encourage paperless operations.
The new structure of the 93-year old building will also have a constitution hall where there will be a lounge for the committee rooms, library, dinning room and to showcase the the heritage and pride of India.
Sumitra Mahajan, speaker of the Lok Sabha had also spoken to the M Venkaiah Naidu, Miniter of Union Urban Development about the construction of a new Parliament in 2015. The existing structure was found to be less spacial and obsolete. In the proposal, the speaker had mentioned that ever since the structure was created in 1927 the number of security and staff, the parliamentary and media operations have increased to a large extent. There has been a need for the new structure of the Parliament of India.
Apparently, the event of the laying of the foundation stone is scheduled on December 10 but it also depends on the Prime Minister’s availability. Including the 16-feet statue of Mahatma Gandhi is proposed to be installed opposite of Gate 1 of the building.
On 27th November, Om Birla, the current Lok Sabha speaker will conduct a high-level meeting with Hardeep Singh Puri, the Urban Affairs Minister for the construction of the new Parliament House.
It is also decided that amid the construction of the Parliament, the governmental operations will not be halted. The Central Public Works Department also stated that after the completion of the building, the older structure will be used for ther functions.
The construction of the structure is planned to be completed by October 2022 in the span of 21 months.