As per the Press Trust of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly-constructed Parliament building on May 28.
“The new building symbolizes the spirit of self-reliant India or Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” said the Lok Sabha Secretariat in a Press release.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat said, “The new building has been built in record time with quality construction.”
The triangular-shaped building has two large halls for the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha’s daily operations, a library, Constitution Hall, offices for lawmakers, committee meeting rooms, ample space for parking and a lounge for the parliament members.
The Lok Sabha Hall has a seating capacity of 888 with a peacock-themed design and the Rajya Sabha Hall has a lotus motif with a seating capacity of 384-seats as compared to the present Lok Sabha Hall that can accommodate approx 543 members and 250 members in the Rajya Sabha. In the case of a joint sitting, a total of 1,280 members can be accommodated in the Lok Sabha.
The foundation of the four-story parliament building has been laid down in December 2020, got delayed due to the Covid pandemic, and will be now dedicated to the nation on May 28, 2023. The inauguration date also coincides with the birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a Hindu activist.
Since, the present Parliament building is now 96 years old, constructed in 1927, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha urged the government for a new Parliament building with better facilities adequate to the present day requirements.
“The new parliament building is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, which will help the members to perform their duties in a better way,” said the Lok Sabha Secretariat.