NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for a new parliament building on December 10 and perform ‘Bhoomi Pooja’.
“On December 10, the Prime Minister will hold land worship for a new state-of-the-art parliament building,” Lok Sabha Speaker Birla told ANI.
Last week, a round of building was taken with Birla and officials to assess the location for the foundation laying ceremony.
“Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the new Parliament and the new Parliament’s ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ was formally invited to meet the Prime Minister,” a senior official said.
Construction is expected to begin this month, with 888 members in the Lok Sabha room against the current 543 members and 384 seats in the Rajya Sabha.
The maximum capacity of the Lok Sabha room for joint meetings is expected to be 1272 seats.
When General Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh took charge of his new office, the agencies would complete the construction in less than two years, thus commemorating the 75th year of Indian independence in the new Parliament.
The proposed built-up area of ​​the new building is estimated to be 64500 square meters. HCP Design, Planning and Management Private Limited has won the contract to build a new four-storey central vista and parliament building with separate access to the President, Prime Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker, Rajya Sabha Chairman, MPs and the public.
Construction is expected to begin this month and a parliamentary session is expected next month, after all consultations with agencies have been taken to ensure no air or noise pollution has occurred, the ministry said.
The new building will have digital interfaces to create a paperless office.
Apart from the offices of MPs and ministries, the new building will have a constitutional hall to showcase the original constitution. Officials say large statues that adorn the space between the house and the entrance to the parliament will also be moved according to design.


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