-Know the facts of the new parliament building.
-The existing building will be conserved as it is an archaeological asset of India.
Foundation stone for the new Parliament building will be laid today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 1 p.m. The building is expected to be completed by 2022. The estimated cost of the new building is 971 crore rupees. The existing building will then be conserved as it is an archaeological asset for the country.
The existing parliament building is nearly 100 years old for which the foundation was laid by Duke of Connaught in 1921. This existing colonial structured building will be replaced by a 4-storeyed structure with a seating capacity of 1,224 people.
The ‘bhoomi-pujan’ will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the PM’s address at 2:15. It has also been stated that construction cannot begin immediately as various pleas against the project are pending before the Supreme Court.
The facts about this new Parliament building are as below:
The theme of the building would celebrate the cultural diversity of India and would incorporate regional arts and crafts. The artisans and sculptures from different parts of the country would be making this structure symbolising “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”.