New Parliament House likely to be inaugurated by end of May on completion of nine years of NDA

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the new Parliament building soon, which is in Lutyens’ Center in Delhi. It has been constructed as part of the Central Vista redevelopment project. The new Parliament building will be inaugurated at the end of the month, which is around the time when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will complete nine years in power, people familiar with the matter said.

A month ago, Prime Minister Modi paid a surprise visit to the building. Accompanied by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Modi spent over an hour at the upcoming complex and inspected various works. Sources said the Prime Minister observed the visiting faculties in both the Houses of Parliament and interacted with the construction workers and officials.

The PM had laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building in 2020. In September 2021, he visited the site of the new campus and interacted with the workers present there.

During the foundation stone laying ceremony, Modi said, “The need for a new Parliament building was being felt for years. India of the 21st century needs a new Parliament complex. The old building met the needs of the country, the new Parliament building will meet the aspirations of the country.

The new Parliament House complex is 64,500 square meters and is a part of the Rs 20,000-crore Central Vista project. The cost of the Parliament House project has been estimated at Rs 971 crore. The building will be earthquake resistant and will house 2,000 workers directly and 9,000 workers indirectly. The new Parliament building will have the capacity to accommodate approximately 1,200 MPs.