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Foundation stone laid for New Parliament Building

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  • December 11, 2020
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Foundation stone laid for New Parliament Building

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Parliament

In news

  • Indian Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building recently.

Key takeaways

  • The new parliament building is a part of ₹ 20,000 crore Central Vista project.
  • The four-story building will be triangular and its interiors will have three national symbols – the lotus, the peacock and the banyan tree – as its themes.
  • The parliament building will be ready in 2022.
  • The old Parliament building will be turned into a museum.
  • The new Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha halls will have increased seating capacities.
  • In addition, seating in the Lok Sabha hall can be expanded to 1,272 to host joint sessions.
  • Dholpur stone will be the primary construction material and red granite may replace red sandstone in some interior sections.
  • The building will be equipped with modern audio-visual communication systems. 
  • It will also be fully wheelchair- and disabled-access friendly.

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