Bhumi Pujan of New Building of Parliament Today, PM Modi will Lay Foundation Stone; Know 10 Big Things
Lay Foundation of New Parliament Building: Today is the foundation stone for the construction of new Parliament building. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to participate in the Bhoomi Pujan program for this today. This program of the new building being constructed under the Central Vista program near India Gate will just symbolically lay the foundation stone, but its construction cannot be started yet because a petition in this regard is going on in the Supreme Court.
— ANI (@ANI) December 10, 2020
This new building of Parliament is an important part of the 20,000 crore Central Vista project, in which the construction of the government buildings on the 13.4 km long Rajpath stretching from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate is to be reconstructed or revived.
- The foundation stone program of the new Parliament House is scheduled to begin at 12.55 pm and the foundation brick will be laid around 1 pm. There will be an all-religion prayer at 1.30 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the ceremony at 2.15.
- This four-storey building, being constructed under the Central Vista project, will be spread over 64,500 square meters and will cost a total of Rs 971 crore to build. It is likely that its construction work will be completed by August 2022 i.e. 75th Independence Day of the country.
- The proposed building will have a total seating capacity of 888 members in the House of Lok Sabha, while the option of increasing it to 1224 members in the joint session will also be kept. A total of 384 members will be able to sit in the House of Rajya Sabha and keeping the future in mind, an option will be made to increase its place in it too. Currently, a total of 543 members can sit in the Lok Sabha, while a total of 245 members in the Rajya Sabha.
- Each Member of Parliament will be given a 40 square meter office space in Shram Shakti Bhavan. Construction of this building will be completed by 2024. This new building will also show glimpses of the glorious history of the country, in which artists and craftsmen from all over the country will contribute.
- This new building is being constructed due to limited capabilities of the present Parliament building. Our present Parliament House was built in the British era. Its foundation was laid in 1921. Parliamentary work and its complexity have increased during this period. At the same time, many MPs have demanded a modern and high-tech facility.
- The present Parliament House cannot be upgraded with modern communication and seismic protection system as it can damage this 93 year old building. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that it will be protected as an archaeological asset.
- This new building will use resource-efficient green technology, promote eco-friendly practices, create employment opportunities and increase economic strength. It will have high quality sound system and audio-visual facilities, better and comfortable seating, effective and inclusive emergency facilities.
- The government has said that at the end of it, a 20-acre park – Nav Bharat Park – will be built on the banks of river Yamuna, in which magnificent structures and infotainment facilities will be installed. In it, India’s historical pride, cultural heritage and achievements in the field of science will be shown. In this, unity in India’s diversity and ambition of New India will be shown.
- The present Parliament House was opened on 18 January 1927, six years after the commencement of construction work. Built in round shape and with 144 columns, this edifice was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, who designed from North Block to Connaught Place in central Delhi.
- Last week, the Supreme Court reprimanded the central government for ‘pushing ahead aggressively’ despite the matter being stuck in court. The court had said that ‘you can lay the foundation, you can also carry forward the paperwork but there will be no construction work. Not a single tree will be cut.
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi आज दोपहर 12:30 बजे नई दिल्ली में संसद के नए भवन का शिलान्यास करेंगे। देश के लोकतंत्र के इस ऐतिहासिक क्षण के आप भी साक्षी बनें।
— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) December 10, 2020