The main Central Vista project entails the construction of the new Parliament House as well as a new residence for the Prime Minister and Vice President. Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the development site of the new Parliament building in Delhi.
He was seen examining the work-in-progress while dressed in a white kurta-churidar and wearing a safety helmet. According to official sources, Modi interacted with personnel involved in the construction while inspecting the ongoing work.
The structure is part of the Central Vista project, which has been criticised by opponents. The Lok Sabha Hall will seat 888 members in the new edifice, while the Rajya Sabha chamber will seat 384 members.
Several images showed PM Modi performing a first-hand inspection of the building’s construction state, which is being erected for a cost of 971 crores. The project is to be completed by next year.
After returning from a three-day trip to the United States, where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly and attended the Quad Summit, the Prime Minister faced a packed agenda. He had a meeting with Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and JP Nadda earlier in the day, and then went to the site. He arrived at the scene around 8.45 p.m. and stayed for around an hour.
The Prime Minister was seen talking with workers at the construction site in one of the images.
It was the Prime Minister’s first visit to the site of the new parliament, whose construction has been heavily criticised by opposition parties due to the pandemic. According to the opposition parties, the initiative should be halted to spare finances for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new parliament building will be 64,500 square metres in size. It will also have a stately Constitution Hall to exhibit India’s democratic legacy, a lounge for members of Parliament, a library, various committee rooms, dining places, and plenty of parking.
On February 4, 2021, then-Union Minister of State with Independent Charge Hardeep S Puri and other senior Ministry officials held the Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of Central Vista Avenue at India Gate in New Delhi.
Work on the expansion of Central Vista Avenue began with this ceremony.
The Central Vista redevelopment project calls for a new triangular Parliament building, a shared central secretariat, and the renovation of the 3-kilometre-long Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.
The Lok Sabha Hall in the new structure will seat 888 members, while the Rajya Sabha chamber will seat 384 members. When laying the foundation stone for the new Parliament in December last year, the Prime Minister stated that the new structure will meet the country’s 21st-century goals while symbolising the “coexistence of the trendy and hence the archaic.” The (current) building is close to being dismantled. It is incumbent upon all of us to provide a new Parliament building for 21st-century India “He had stated.
According to the plan, the new Parliament building, which will feature separate offices for all MPs, will be supplied with the most recent digital interfaces as a step toward creating “paper-free offices.”
It is worth noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the groundwork for this endeavour on December 10th. Tata Projects Limited is responsible for the building’s construction. This project is expected to cost 971 crores. Aside from that, there will be more than 326 Rajya Sabha seats available. There will also be seating for a total of 1224 members. Aside from that, each member will get a 400-square-foot office in the new building.
The main Central Vista project entails the construction of a new Parliament House as well as a new residence for the Prime Minister as well as Vice President. It will even have new office buildings and a Central Secretariat to deal with the offices of various ministries.
The government has spent 238 crores on the new Parliament building and 63 crores on the renovation of Centre Vista Avenue. The expected cost of these two projects for the fiscal year 2021-22 is Rs. 1,289 crores, according to the government.
Previously, the government has indicated that the ongoing Central Vista redevelopment project, which involves the construction of ten new Secretariat buildings, will result in 1,000-crore savings on government office rent.