New Parliament building will last 150 years, its Houses can seat 150% more MPs

The new parliament building will have a life of more than 150 years with more than 150% increase in seating capacity, the central government said on Thursday. While the interior of the new Lok Sabha will have the theme of peacock, the national bird, Rajya Sabha will have national flower lotus as its theme.

Besides the two Houses, the triangular building will have a Constitution Hall that will exhibit an original Constitution and a digital form for people to read page-by-page. This will be the only portion of the building that will have no storeys.

The rest of the complex will have four floors. Each floor will have offices of ministers and committee rooms. The first floor will have dining space for member of Parliament, VVIPs and visitors.

Officials said the building will have the most modern security and surveillance system. “The security check will be mostly non-intrusive,” said Bimal Patel, the de signer of Central Vista redevelopment project. Dholpur and red stone from Rajasthan will be largely used.

Source : TOI

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