The new Indian Parliament building will be triangular in design to acknowledge the significance of triangles as sacred geometries in numerous religions, and its interiors will include the lotus, peacock, and banyan tree as their primary motifs.
The new structure, which is anticipated to be finished by the 75th anniversary of India’s independence and is estimated to cost Rs 971 crore, had its foundation stone placed on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tata Projects Ltd. is erecting the new structure in front of the current Parliament House, which was erected at a cost of Rs 83 lakh at the time and will eventually be converted into a museum.
When the moratorium on Parliamentary enlargement ends in 2026, the new structure would hold larger Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Halls, with capacities of 888 seats and 384 seats, respectively. Up to 1272 more seats will be available in the Lok Sabha Hall for joint sessions.
The new building’s architecture Bimal Patel told “The new Parliament building is designed in a triangular shape, since it sits on a triangular plot and has three main spaces — Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and a Cental Lounge. Also, triangles are sacred geometries in various religions and cultures of the country“.
The National Emblem will crown the new Parliament building.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate the newly constructed Parliament building to the Nation on 28 May, 2023. Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today and invited him to inaugurate the New Parliament Building.Source: Instagram
Some of the main characteristics of the new Parliament building are as follows:
- The new complex’s legislative chambers will be bigger. The new Lok Sabha, which is based on the national bird of India, the peacock, will have 888 seats, which is three times as many as it currently has. The Rajya Sabha, which is based on the national flower, the lotus, will have 348 seats. The Lok Sabha chamber would be able to accommodate 1,272 seats for combined sessions under the redesigned floor plan.
- In addition to the two parliamentary chambers, the new complex will have a newly added “Constitutional Hall” in the middle. The central joint session from the former complex will be a component of the LS hall, as was previously announced, and it will include offices on the exterior like the previous structure.
- According to the website for the Central Vista project, the “Constitutional Hall,” a brand-new addition to the Parliament complex, places the people “at the heart of the democracy” both symbolically and practically. The offices in the new building have been created in a “ultra-modern” style, equipped with the most recent communication technology, and are incredibly safe and effective.
- The new complex will also feature bigger committee rooms with the newest technology and places that were specifically designed to increase productivity. Additionally, it has a well planned library to provide a “superior experience” and is outfitted to provide members with the necessary information.
- The new structure, which places an emphasis on energy efficiency, is a “platinum-rated green building” and exemplifies India’s “commitment towards sustainable development.” Additionally, it will display a lot of local artwork to highlight the nation’s rich cultural past.
- The new Parliament structure is also “divyang-friendly” to encourage inclusion. In order to encourage interaction among members, it also has a central lounge that complements the outside courtyard. The national tree, the “Banyan,” is also present in the open courtyard.
New Parliament Building Inauguration Date
On May 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially open the new Parliament building. The event is expected to last seven hours.