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 told ANI.
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 construction will begin this month in which the Lok Sabha chamber will have seating capacity for 888 members against present strength of 543 members whereas Rajya Sabha chamber will be able to accommodate 384 seats against current strength of 245 members.
The maximum capacity for Lok Sabha chamber is expected to be of 1272 seats for joint sittings.
Secretary-general Utpal Kumar Singh while taking charge of his new office had informed that the agencies will try and finish the construction within less than two years so that 75th year of Indian independence can be commemorated in the new Parliament.