Wednesday, October 4, 2023

New Parliament building getting final touches, no official word yet on inauguration


New Delhi: Final touches are being given to the new Parliament building and it is likely to be ready by the end of this month, sources said on Tuesday.

Although there is no official word from the government yet, sources said that it may be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last week of May to mark nine years of his government.

“The new Parliament building is almost ready and final touches are being given to it. The building will be ready by May 28,” a source said.

Construction of the new Parliament building began two years ago.

The new building is part of the redevelopment of the Central Vista, the nation’s power corridor.

Revamping the three-km road from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate, constructing a common central secretariat, a new office and residence of the prime minister, and a new vice-president enclave are also part of the project being executed by the Cental Public Works Department.

“The new Parliament building will be ready before the end of this month. However, there is no official date yet for its inauguration,” the source said.

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said in November last year that it was up to the government to select the date of the building’s inauguration.



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