Saturday, January 28, 2023

Latest pics of new Parliament out; Construction nearing final phase


New Delhi: The central government has released pictures of the new Parliament building. The photos of the interiors were released by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, which is responsible for the construction of Parliament and the reconstruction of the central vista.

Earlier it was said by November the construction will be complete, however, the works could not be completed on time. The officials are now saying that the work will be completed by the end of January.

In 2020, Tata Group took up construction for a contract of 861 crores. However, there are reports that the cost has gone up to 1200 crores.

It is reported that the main reason for the increase in expense is the increase in GST from 12 to 18 %.

The building was designed by Ahmedabad-based HCP Design. The construction work started in 2021.

The new Lok Sabha chamber has 888 seats. The Rajya Sabha chamber has 384 seats.

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