Earlier today, Om Birla met PM Modi and invited him to inaugurate the new Parliament building in the national capital.
“Construction of the new Parliament building is complete now and the new building symbolises the spirit of self–reliant India,” Lok Sabha Secretariat said.
First look: Inside images of new Parliament building in Delhi
The project was initially targeted for completion in November last year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the new building spread over 65,000 sq meters in December 2020 and the construction began in January 2021.
The triangular new building is being constructed by Tata Projects.
Though the project was bid out at Rs 862 crore, the cost has now escalated to more than Rs 1,200 crore. In addition, the culture ministry is also providing funds for the artworks for the building. The oversight committee set up by the government has asked the housing and urban affairs ministry to sort out the issues relating to the additional cost of the project.
The new building has two large halls designated for the functioning of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha; a library; a state-of-the-art Constitution Hall apart from offices for lawmakers and committee rooms for meetings.
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