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Finishing touch being given to the new Parliament building, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inspected

New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri reviewed the construction work of the new Parliament building on Saturday. He tweeted, ‘Today reviewed the ongoing construction work in the new Parliament House. The work is going on at its own pace. Sustainable state-of-the-art building with architecture inspired by India’s ancient cultural heritage…a fusion of modernity and tradition.’ A day earlier, Hardeep Singh Puri, after inaugurating the ’15th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo’, said that more than 4,000 people are working round the clock on the New Parliament building project.

To a question whether the project will be completed within the stipulated time frame, he said, “I go there (construction site) every week. The work is going on very fast. It is for the government to announce the date for the completion of the project. Let us inform that the project of construction of the new Parliament House is to be completed by November. In December 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament House, which will have modern facilities. Tata Projects Limited is constructing the building. The civil work of the building is almost complete, but finishing touches, electrical and many other works can continue till the end of this year.

Sources said that along with the construction of the building, the work of making furniture, carpets, wall murals and other things is going on. It is difficult to tell the exact date at this time. Therefore, the winter session to be held in the old building cannot be ruled out. Officials are confident that on the first day of the budget session to be held in February 2022, a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will be held in the new building. Due to construction work in the Parliament complex, many of its entry and exit gates are closed. The new triangular Parliament House Central Vista is part of the country’s power corridor redevelopment project.

The project envisages several things including a common central secretariat, the prime minister’s new residence and the prime minister’s office and a new vice president’s enclave. Even after the building is fully furnished, it needs around 15-20 days to familiarize and train the staff to ensure smooth conduct of Parliament session and all assistance to the MPs. For this, mock drills and exercises will be organized for Lok Sabha Secretariat, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, National Informatics Centre, ITDC and House Keeping Staff.

Tags: Central Vista Redevelopment Project, Hardeep Singh Puri, New Parliament Building

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