PM Modi to do Bhoomi Poojan of new Parliament building on December 10, Lok Sabha speaker invited to go home
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do Bhoomi Poojan of the new building of Parliament House in Delhi at 10 pm on December 10. Lok Sabha speaker Om Prakash Birla gave this information on Saturday.
He met PM Modi at his home and invited him for this. In this connection, Om Birla had also reviewed the site of the new building with officials last week.
Om Birla said that on the completion of 75 years of independence of the country in 2022, we will begin the session of both houses in the new Parliament House. He said that the new building would have around 888 seats for Lok Sabha MPs and over 326 seats for Rajya Sabha MPs. A total of 1,224 members will be able to sit together in the Parliament Hall.
Tata gets responsibility
Officials said in September that the new building was designed in the shape of a triangle. It will be built near the existing premises. It will cost Rs 861.90 crore. The building work is expected to be completed in a year. Tata Projects Limited has the responsibility of making it.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the country's largest engineering company, had bid for Rs 865 crore for this. At the same time, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) was given a cost of Rs 940 crore. Eventually Baji Tata got his hands on it.
The Parliament House built now was built under the rule of the British. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. He also built and planned New Delhi. The Parliament House, built in round shape, is one of the best buildings in India. Mahatma Gandhi's statue in front of it Is made.
Government created Master Plan of Central Vista
The government has prepared a master plan of Central Vista to build new buildings between Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate
In this area, 10 buildings will be built for the Central Secretariat. The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the existing Parliament House, India Gate and the National Archives building will be kept as such
According to the Master Plan of Central Vista, a new Tikona Parliament House will be built behind the Gandhiji statue in front of the old Parliament House
It will have one building each for Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, but Central Hall will not be built. The building will be ready on 13 acres