The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, which is in charge of the new Parliament and the Central Vista renovation, has released inside images of the triangular-shaped edifice.
The new Parliament building is coming together this week, just in time for the commencement of the Budget Session on January 31.
The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry (MoHUA), which is in charge of the new Parliament and the Central Vista renovation, has released inside images of the triangular-shaped edifice. The most recent photographs on the ministry’s dedicated website – centralvista.gov.in — show workmen finishing up the Lok Sabha chamber on January 16, art along the hallways, and ongoing work in the courtyards.
The project missed its deadline of November 2022 but ministry officials now say it will be ready by the end of January. The government, however, is yet to announce if the Budget Session will begin in the new building or if the second part of the session would be held in it.
This week, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) published tenders to prepare the new Parliament, including a Rs.9.29 crore contract for developing the plot for services on Raisina Road and Red Cross Road, and a Rs.24.65 crore procurement for mechanised housekeeping of the new building for 36 months.
Tata Projects was awarded the project in 2020 for Rs.861.9 crore. According to reports, the cost has risen to at least Rs.1,200 crore. One of the causes is the rise in the GST on building, which was raised from 12% to 18% in 2022, according to an official.