The construction work of the new Parliament building has started. The new Parliament building will have a triangular shape and is expected to be completed by the 75th anniversary of India’s independence in 2022.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the new Parliament building on December 10 last year, under the government’s Central Vista redevelopment plan. The new Parliament building will house larger Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha halls with capacities of 888 seats and 384 seats to accommodate an expanded Parliament.
The new building is being constructed by Tata Projects Ltd with an estimated cost of Rs 971 crore. The new structure will come up in front of the existing Parliament that was built nearly 94 years ago at a cost of Rs 83 lakh at that time.