PM Modi To Lay Foundation Stone For New Parliament Building On Dec 10

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday informed that the foundation stone for a new Parliament building will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 10.

“The existing temple of democracy is completing 100 years… It is a matter of pride for our countrymen that the new one will be built by our own people as a prime example of Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” Birla said here announcing details of the new proposed building.

“The new building will showcase the cultural diversity of the country. Hopefully, in the 75th year of independence, Parliament session will be held in the new building,” he said.

He further added that the new building will be earthquake resistant and 2000 people will be directly involved in the construction of the new building and 9,000 indirectly.

As many as 1,224 MPs can sit together in the building, while a new office complex for all MPs of both the houses would be built at the site of the existing Shram Shakti Bhawan, he added.

The new building will also have a grand Constitution Hall to showcase India’s democratic heritage, a lounge for members of Parliament, a library, multiple committee rooms, dining areas and ample parking space.

In the new building, the Lok Sabha chamber will have a seating capacity for 888 members, while Rajya Sabha will have 384 seats for the upper house members.