India’s new Parliament building to be ready in two years


A general view of the Indian Parliament building during the opening of the budget session in New Delhi on February 23, 2016. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)
A general view of the Indian Parliament building during the opening of the budget session in New Delhi on February 23, 2016. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)

THE construction of India’s new Parliament building will begin in December and is likely to be completed by October 2022.



Officials also that sufficient steps have been taken to control air and noise pollution during the construction which will have separate offices for all MPs and will be equipped with the latest digital interfaces as a step towards creating ‘paperless offices’

According to reports the new Lok Sabha chamber will have a seating capacity for 888 members, while Rajya Sabha will have 384 seats for the upper house members.

The ground-breaking ceremony is expected to be held in December and may be attended by president Ram Nath Kovind and prime minister Narendra Modi, along with other leaders.



The existing building was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker who were responsible for planning and construction of New Delhi.

Last month, Tata Projects Limited won the bid to construct the new parliament building.

The new building will be constructed close to the existing one under the central vista redevelopment project.



The existing Parliament House building will be suitably retro-fitted to provide more functional spaces for parliamentary events, to ensure its usage along with the new building, officers said.

Gujarat-based architecture firm HCP Designs has designed the central vista redevelopment project. The firm has the responsibility of preparing the master plan of the project, including designs landscape and traffic integration plans, and parking facilities among others.