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Amit Shah hails laying of foundation stone of new Parliament building, congratulates PM Modi NewParliamentBuilding
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Amit Shah hails laying of foundation stone of new Parliament building, congratulates PM Modi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 10 Dec 2020, 11:50 pm

News Delhi/IBNS: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday hailed the laying of the foundation stone of the new Parliament building in New Delhi.

In his tweets, the Union Home Minister said, “The foundation stone of the new Parliament House is a golden day in our history. I congratulate, the Prime Minister on this glorious occasion.”

“Parliament House symbolizes our faith in democracy, which reminds us of the value of freedom and the struggle for it and also motivates us to serve the nation.The new Parliament House will be a symbol of a self-reliant India, which will become the locus for fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of our citizens.”

“The Modi government is totally devoted and dedicated in empowering the poor and deprived sections of the country and this new Parliament House will be a witness to our commitment to this resolution.”

After laying the foundation stone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the new Parliament Building would become a witness to the creation of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

"If the old Parliament building gave direction to post-independence India, the new building would become a witness to the creation of a Atmanirbhar Bharat," Modi said after laying the foundation stone of the New Parliament Building as part of an ambitious Central Vista plan at Sansad Marg, here.

"If work was done to fulfill the needs of the country in the old Parliament Building, then the aspirations of 21st century India will be fulfilled in the new building,' the Prime Minister said.

The New Parliament Building will be modern, state-of-the-art and energy efficient, with highly non-obtrusive security facilities to be built as a triangular-shaped building, adjacent to the present Parliament.

Lok Sabha will be three times of the existing size and the Rajya Sabha will be substantially bigger.

The interiors of the new building will showcase a rich blend of Indian culture and diversity of our regional arts, crafts, textiles and architecture.

The design plan includes space for a magnificent Central Constitutional Gallery, which will be accessible to the public.

The construction of new Parliament Building will utilise the resource-efficient green technology, promote environment-friendly practices, generate employment opportunities and contribute towards economic revitalisation.

The four-storied new Parliament Building would be built in an area of 64,500 sqm at an estimated cost of Rs 971 crore.