Prime Minister inspects work-in-progress of the new Parliament building

NEW DELHI: On Sunday 26 September late evening Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the construction site of the new parliament building. That is being built at a cost of 971 crore. Construction is expected to be completed by 2022.

The Prime Minister had a tiring schedule after returning from his three-day visit to the US, where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly and attended the Quad summit. PM Modi inspected the site around 8:45 late in the evening of 26th September and spent around an hour at site.

It is the first visit by PM to the new parliament building site. He interacted with the workers and did a first-hand inspection of the building. Without a security detail.

The construction of a new parliament building is a part of the Modi government’s ambitious central vista project, which targets to redevelop a 3.2km stretch at the heart of Lutyens Delhi built by the Britishers in the 1930s.

The new parliament building which will have separate offices for all MP’s will be equipped with the latest digital interfaces as a step towards creating ‘paperless offices’, a separate lounge for MPs and VIP lounge, National symbols will be used for the new Parliament building’s interior design. Lol sabha chamber theme will be National bird ‘peacock’, Rajya Sabha theme will be Lotus, Central lounge theme will be National tree ‘banyan tree’, smart displays, as well as biometric, will be used. The new parliament building is making space for the seating space of 888 Lok Sabha MPs.

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