AMIDST criticism by opposition for ‘’misplaced Govt’s priorities,’’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the state of art New Parliament Building at Sansad Marg, New Delhi, on Thursday, 10 December 2020 after prayers of various faiths. The new building is an intrinsic part of the vision of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and will be a landmark opportunity to build peoples’ Parliament for the first time after independence, one which will match the needs and aspirations of ‘New India’ in the 75th anniversary of independence in 2022. The New Parliament Building will be modern, energy efficient, with highly non-obtrusive security facilities to be built as a triangular shaped building, adjacent to the present Parliament. Lok Sabha will be 3 times of the existing size and Rajya Sabha will be substantially bigger. The interiors of the new building will showcase a rich blend of Indian culture and diversity of our regional arts, crafts, textiles and architecture. The design plan includes space for a magnificent Central Constitutional Gallery, which will be accessible to the public.
The construction of New Parliament Building will utilize resource efficient green technology, promote environment friendly practices, generate employment opportunities and contribute towards economic revitalization. It will have high quality acoustics and audio-visual facilities, improved and comfortable seating arrangements, effective and inclusive emergency evacuation provisions. The building will comply with the highest structural safety standards, including adherence to Seismic Zone 5 requirements and is designed for ease of maintenance and operations. history is made as PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the New Parliament which is destined to be a majestic representation of world’s oldest civilisation and largest democracy blending it’s cultural diversity and modern infrastructure, said Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.OM Birla, Lok Speaker, Lok Sabha, Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs, Harivansh Narayan Singh, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, and around 200 dignitaries, including Union Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, Secretaries Ambassadors/High Commissioners were present at the function.