Construction of the new Parliament complex is going to start soon. The contract has been awarded to
Tata Projects Limited,
which will build a new Parliament building at a cost of about Rs 861.90 crore.
This building will be built close to the existing Parliament House. It is expected to be completed in about 21 months. In the new building, there will be enough space for 1,350 MPs to sit even if the joint session is going on. Know what new parliament building will be equipped with
The work of the new premises of Parliament House has moved forward. For this, Tata Projects has received a tender. It is being told that many other companies also submitted tenders but the lowest bid was made by Tata, which is Rs 861.90 crore. This will include the construction of new buildings as well as maintenance of the existing Parliament building. It is believed that due to not enough space for MPs to sit, the construction of the new building was thought of.
According to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the building will be spread over 65 thousand square meters, which will also have an area of 16921 square meters underground. In this way, the building will also have a ground floor and two more floors including the underground.
A report of the Hindustan Times has explained the new Parliament complex. According to this, the new design will have a triangular complex, so that rays of three colors will fall in the sky.
The seating arrangement of MPs is being made more comfortable. Under this, there will be two-seater benches, so that any MP has full scope to sit comfortably. At the moment, when the seats are full, the MPs have to sit down even after shrinking. The new building will remove this problem.
As of now, there may be many changes according to the proposed plan. This includes changes in South Block and North as well. Just as the Prime Minister's residence and office can be shifted near South Block, the Vice President's new house will move near North Block. Changes in these blocks can change the map of the entire Rajpath.
By the way, it is important to know why construction is needed on such a large scale. Actually, in the year 2026, the country can take a decision on the size of the Lok Sabha. Explain that the number of MPs can also be increased to fully represent the population. In this regard, political experts also believe that in the year 2026, 848 members may be needed to represent the country's population.
In the year 2019 itself, former President Pranab Mukherjee talked about increasing their current number from 545 to almost double. There will be a talk on this after the next five years. However, keeping this possibility in mind, a decision was taken for a new parliament building.
One of the many features of the new Parliament complex is its architect. This architect named Bimal Patel is from Gujarat. Patel is in charge of the redesign of Central Vista. They say that there can also be a separate lounge to sit in the new building. The Central Building is currently used in the Central Hall as a lounge.
According to the architect Patel, there will be a Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and an open courtyard, which will have a lounge around it. Many interesting experiments can be seen in the new building. As its architectural in-charge Patel himself says, the central hall here will have windows of different sizes and methods. These windows will actually show the diversity of the country.
To understand the seating arrangement of MPs, Patel and his team studied the Parliament of many countries. This includes Germany, Cuba, Egypt and Singapore. Let us know that the Parliament House of these countries is known for its open nature.
Now, since MPs in India have often been talking about cramped spaces and squatting, the new design will be inspired and open from the Parliament of these countries. Even if there is a joint session, the MPs will have full space to sit. There will also be a desk for his writing. In the present Parliament House, the first two queues have desks, while the rear has only seats.