Some interesting things about the new Parliament building of India.

India's New Parliament Building: A Modern Icon

Recently, the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the country's new Parliament building as part of the Central Vista project.

Construction of the new Parliament building began in 2019 and was designed by architect Bimal Patel.

Less space for MPs to sit in the old Parliament buildings. Inadequate infrastructure and fire safety concerns. Obsolete communication structures. Security concerns due to seismic changes. Inadequate workspace for employees.

Need for New Building

The new Parliament building is triangular in shape, influenced by sacred geometry. It complements the design of the Old Parliament. 

Green construction techniques reduce electricity consumption by 30%. Rainwater harvesting and water recycling systems. Designed to last for 150 years.

Built to withstand seismic activity in Seismic Zone-V.

Peacock-themed Lok Sabha chamber. Increased capacity to 1,272 seats. Touch screens for MPs.

Lotus-themed Rajya Sabha chamber. Increased capacity to 384 MPs. Touch screens for MPs.

Constitution Auditorium documents India's democracy journey.

Constitution Hall

16-foot high bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

Important site for protests and meetings.

Lion of Ashoka Pillar, Ashoka Chakra, and 'Satyamev Jayate' inscriptions.

Jawaharlal Nehru's Golden Scepter placed in Lok Sabha chamber.

Digitization of records and use of tablets. Galleries showcasing Indian crafts, monuments, and yoga. Vaastu Shastra elements and a Foucault Pendulum.

Modernization

Overview of the historic Central Vista in New Delhi. Architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker's contributions.

The new Parliament building represents a blend of tradition and modernity, addressing the needs of India's growing democracy while preserving its rich heritage.