SunstarTV Bureau: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for new Parliament building and will perform ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ on December 10.
“On December 10, the Prime Minister will perform Bhumi Pujan for the new state-of-the-art Parliament building,” Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
This will be built in an area of 64,500 sqm at an expense of Rs 971 crores. Tata Projects Ltd has been given the contract for the project. The design has been prepared by HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd
Last week, Birla along with officials had taken a round of the building to assess the site for foundation laying ceremony.
“It was to formally invite PM Narendra Modi for foundation laying ceremony and ‘Bhumi Pujan’ of the new Parliament that Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla went to meet the Prime Minister,” said a senior official.
The existing parliament was built by Sir Edwin Lutyens as the grand imperial heart of India, then reclaimed as the seat of power for an independent republic.
Now, government plans to redevelop Delhi’s emblematic central vista and build a new parliament have drawn fierce criticism.