New Parliament building to open by January end
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New Parliament building to open by January end

January 21, 2023

New Delhi: The new Parliament building is likely to be open by January end as the last-minute preparations are underway. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, is responsible for the construction of new Parliament building and the Central Vista redevelopment.

The Ministry has posted the latest pictures of new Parliament building on its website                         https://centralvista.gov.in/ last night. The Government source also informed the news agencies that it will soon take a decision on the inauguration of the new Parliament building.

Meanwhile, amid reports of the President’s address in the new Parliament building, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has said that President Droupadi Murmu will address the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament in the  existing building.

In a tweet, Birla said that the New Parliament Building is still under construction. “During Budget Session, the Hon’ble President will address Members of two Houses in the existing Parliament House Building,” he tweeted. This will be the first address to the two Houses of Parliament by President Murmu since her elevation to the top post in July last year.

The Budget Session will commence on Jan. 31 and the first leg will go on till Feb. 13. The Parliament session will reconvene on March 13 and will go on till 6 April. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget in Parliament on Feb. 1.

The exterior of the new Parliament building.

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said in November last year that it was up to the Government to select the date of the building’s inauguration. In December 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building which will have modern facilities.

TATA Projects Ltd. is constructing the new Parliament building which will have a grand Constitution Hall to showcase India’s democratic heritage, a lounge for members of Parliament, a library, multiple committee rooms, dining areas and ample parking space. The new Parliament building is part of the redevelopment of the Central Vista, the nation’s power corridor.

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Revamping the three-km Rajpath from the Rashtrapathi Bhavan to the India Gate, constructing a common Central Secretariat, a new office and residence of the Prime Minister, and a new Vice-President enclave are also part of the project being executed by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), which comes under the MoHUA, Government of India.

Meanwhile, citing security reasons, a couple of actual pictures of the new Parliament building were removed from the dedicated website for the entire Central Vista redevelopment project on Friday.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “New Parliament building to open by January end”

  1. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Countries which have democracies much older than India, keep their iconic parliament building functioning as they have been hundreds of centuries in some cases like Britain, to herald the historical importance of parliamentary democracy
    The previous building was seeped in history.
    So the TATAs have constructed this building which with a strange arc structure with a narrow exterior front, and in no way reflects the rich cultural heritage of the country., as do the British Parliament building and Capital Hill building in Washington DC. The Germans retain their Reichstag building, although it was briefly usurped by Hitler, but has a history of democracy in that country.
    No wonder, in India, there mis no expertise on heritage structures or constructing buildings with heritage characteristics.
    Yes, this building reflects Narendra Modi’s sordid boast of Tech India!

  2. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Countries which have democracies much older than India, keep their iconic parliament building functioning as they have been hundreds of centuries in some cases like Britain, to herald the historical importance of parliamentary democracy
    The previous building was seeped in history.
    So the TATAs have constructed this building which with a strange arc structure with a narrow exterior front, and in no way reflects the rich cultural heritage of the country., as do the British Parliament building and Capital Hill building in Washington DC. The Germans retain their Reichstag building, although it was briefly usurped by Hitler, but has a history of democracy in that country.
    No wonder, in India, there mis no expertise on heritage structures or constructing buildings with heritage characteristics.
    Yes, this building reflects Narendra Modi’s sordid boast of Tech India!

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