According to a report by the Times of India on the 6th, Billa, Speaker of the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament, announced that Indian Prime Minister Modi will lay the foundation stone for the new parliament building at 1:00 p.m. on December 10. Birla said that the existing parliament building will be preserved as a historical heritage, and “it is hoped that the new building will be officially put into use as the 75th anniversary of India’s independence is celebrated (2022).”
Indian media praised the new parliament building that was about to be laid. According to the media, the building is expected to be completed in 2022. It has a total area of about 64,500 square meters and a total of four floors, including the basement. It can accommodate 1,24 parliamentarians at the same time. It has good seismic functions and a total cost of about 9.71 billion rupees . Birla said that the new parliament building will take measures to reduce air and noise pollution during construction, and will install state-of-the-art digital office interfaces in separate offices for each councillor in accordance with the goal of “paperless office”.
In addition, the Hindustan Times reported that the new parliament building will introduce many elements with Indian characteristics, such as India’s national bird peacock and national flower lotus, which will be presented in a modern way. In addition, the banyan tree, India’s national tree, is likely to be placed in the garden open space of the new building. Some people in India also have a lot of expectations for the new parliament building, saying that the exterior structure and interior design of the building are very “lor”.
Although India is full of expectations for the new parliament building, it has actually been controversial in terms of budget and environment. The initial budget of India’s new parliament building was about Rs 7.76 billion. Tata Construction Engineering Company’s bid in September this year had risen to about Rs 8.62 billion crore, and finally the officially announced budget rose to Rs 9.71 crore. The Indian people complained about such a high building fee, saying that it was a waste to spend such a large amount of money on building buildings.