Written by Aditeya Goyal, a 13-year old student
The foundation stone of this all-new Parliament building has already been laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10th October 2020. It is being estimated to be ready in 2 years.
Everyone knows about the iconic Parliament building, the massive structure at Sansad Marg, New Delhi. This structure was built by the British when they ruled India, designed by architects – Edward Lutyens and Herbert Baker. The foundation to that was laid by the Duke of Connaught almost a hundred years ago on February 12, 1921.
New building: all about it
The foundation stone of the new Parliament building was laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10th October, 2020. This new structure will take about 2 years to be built.
In September this year, the bid to build the new Parliament was won by Tata Projects Limited. It will be built near the existing Parliament which will still be used in providing more functional spaces for parliamentary events. The building of this will be built under the Central Vista Redevelopment Project.
It will have a seating capacity of 1224 people. The new building will also have a grand Constitution Hall to showcase India’s democratic heritage, a lounge for members of the Parliament, a library, multiple committee rooms, dining areas, and ample parking space.
Once this new Parliament building is inaugurated, the older structure will be preserved as a national archaeological asset. The government is going to spend a whopping Rs 971 crore on this new building. This new building has already faced a lot of criticism for the sheer amount of money and effort it will take from a financially struggling nation.
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