PM Modi lays foundation stone for new Parliament building

The new Parliament building is an example of the co-existence of the new and the old. This is an effort to make changes within oneself in accordance with the time and needs. The new Parliament will meet the requirement for the next 150 years and the seating capacity will increase by 150%: LS Speaker

PM Modi lays foundation stone for new Parliament building

New Delhi, Dec 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today performed ground-breaking ceremony of the new parliament building in a grand ceremony attended by over 200 dignitaries, including Union Ministers, Ministers of State, MPs, foreign envoys and religious leaders attended the function here on Thursday.

Six priests, the PM performed the rituals around a holy pyre organized in a flower-decked marquee.

It is to mention here that the new parliament building is the key piece of the ₹20,000-crore Central Vista project, which aims to build and refurbish the government buildings on part of the 3 km Rajpath that stretches from the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan to the iconic war memorial India Gate. The construction cannot begin for now with the Supreme Court hearing petitions challenging the project.

The proposed four-storied building would sprawl over an area of 64,500 sq meters and cost an estimated ₹ 971 crore. The construction is expected to be completed in time for the country’s 75th Independence Day in August 2022.

Tata Trusts’ Chairman Ratan Tata, whose Tata Projects is a part of the building plan, Union Minister HS Puri, deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh and various religious leaders also present

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