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Construction of the New Parliament Building To Commence in December 2020

New Delhi, 23 October 2020: Central Vista, India’s power corridor in Lutyens Delhi is all set to be revamped under Prime Ministers’ ambitious central vistas redevelopment plan. The construction of the new parliament building will commence in December 2020 and is likely to be completed by October 2022.

In a review meeting held in the presence of the Lok Sabha Speaker, Shri Om Birla, and Union Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, it was briefed about the progress made in the shifting of facilities and other infrastructure from the area proposed for the construction of the new building.

Discussing, the barricading plan and the various mitigating measures to control the air and noise pollution during the construction process the officers of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs further briefed Shri Birla about the proposed movement plan of VIPs and staff during this period, including during the Parliament Sessions.

Reviewing the various aspects and progress of the project, Shri Birla emphasized the smooth coordination, timely completion and quality control of the work.

A Monitoring Committee, including, among others, officers of Lok Sabha Secretariat, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, CPWD, NDMC and architect/designer of the project will be constituted to oversee the day-to-day execution of the construction work of the new Building.

The new building will have separate offices for Members of Parliament. Among other facilities for the Members, each seat for them in the Chambers will be comfortable (with blocks of two seats) and equipped with digital interfaces, which will be a step forward towards a paperless office.

Besides Chambers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the new Building will have a grand ‘Constitution Hall’, which will house, among other things, the original copy of the Constitution, digital displays for showcasing India’s democratic heritage, etc. It was informed that the visitors will be given access to this Hall to help them to appreciate and understand India’s journey as a parliamentary democracy.

The new building will also have an MP’s Lounge, a Library, six Committee rooms, dining areas and parking space.

Secretary-General, Lok Sabha Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava; Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat Shri Utpal Kumar Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Durga Shanker Mishra; senior officers of Lok Sabha Secretariat; Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, CPWD and other agencies concerned were also present in the meeting.

By TIS Staffer
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