The Parliament House of India as a symbol of the nation’s democratic values and principles, has been made so grand that it will fulfill every need of the coming generation for the next 150-200 years. Circular orientation is derived from the shape of the Chausath Yogini temple in India.
After about 100 years, the country got a new Parliament which will be known as “Samvidhan Sadan“. The legislature of the country i.e. Parliament has two houses – the upper house is called Rajya Sabha and the lower house is called Lok Sabha.
India’s new parliament is located in Rafi Marg, New Delhi. Its construction work was completed on 28 May 2023, and it was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 19 September 2023. The construction of the new Parliament building took about two and a half years. Its construction started in December 2020 and was completed in May 2023.
The new Parliament building has been built next to the old building. The cost of constructing the 64500 sq ft, 4-storey building is Rs 971 crore. The new building equipped with modern digital services has a seating capacity for a total of 1224 MPs.In which there is a seating facility for 888 members of the Lok Sabha and 384 MPs of the Rajya Sabha.
The new Parliament building is part of the Central Vista Project. The blueprint of this project has been prepared by Gujarat-based architecture firm HCP Designs, Whose architect is Bimal Patel. The Parliament House of the British era was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker.
According to officials, all the MPs will be given separate offices in the new building which will have modern digital facilities so that the goal of paperless offices can be achieved. The new building will have a grand Constitution Hall or Samvidhan Hall which will showcase India’s democratic heritage.
Parliament House, constructed during the British colonial era, has endured as an institution through India’s journey from colonial rule to independence. Its continuity signifies the resilience of India’s democratic traditions and institutions. It stands as a testament to the nation’s commitment to democratic governance.
The new Parliament House will replace the 96-year-old Parliament House of India. This is a legendary stone that has made a great contribution to the history of India’s creation.
In conclusion, the Parliament House of India is more than just a building; it is a living symbol of democracy, unity, and governance. It represents the core principles upon which India’s democratic system is founded: inclusivity, transparency, continuity, and the power of the people. Its enduring significance in India’s democratic landscape makes it a revered and iconic structure, serving as a constant reminder of the nation’s democratic ideals and aspirations.