New Parliament Building – Information & Updates

India’s New Parliament House is under construction on Sansad Marg in New Delhi. The building is part of the Government of India’s ambitious Central Vista Redevelopment Project which aims to revamp Central Delhi’s Kartvyapath between Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate.

Its Rs. 862 crore civil construction contract was awarded to Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL) in September 2020 by Central Public Works Department (CPWD). Construction on it started on October 1, 2020 after a Bhoomi Poojan ceremony.

The new parliament building will be completed, inaugurated and opened in August 2023 (current deadline).

Design and Location

The project aims to reflect the aspirations of 136 crore Indians and will have a built-up area of about 65,000 sq. mt across 4 floors. It’s been designed by HCP Design Planning and Management and includes a 6.5m tall statue of India’s national emblem with four Asiatic lions mounted back-to-back.

The new building is under construction across the existing parliament building which was built in 1927 and designed by British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker.

Status Update

The new parliament building will be completed, inaugurated and opened in August 2023 (current deadline).

Here’s a recent video by News24 on YouTube:

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