By Narasimhan Vijayaraghavan
The construction of India’s Parliament by the Britishers was a significant event in the history of the country. It marked the beginning of a new era in Indian politics, as the British began to cede power to the Indian people. The construction of the Parliament building was also a major undertaking, and it took several years to complete.
The decision to build a Parliament building in India was made in 1911, after the British government decided to move the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi. The new capital was to be a symbol of British rule in India, and the Parliament building was to be its centerpiece.
The design of the Parliament building was entrusted to Edwin Lutyens, a British architect who had already designed several important buildings in India, including the Viceroy’s House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan). Lutyens’ design for the Parliament building was inspired by the classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. The building is made of white marble and is set in a large park. It has a central dome and two wings, one for the Lok Sabha (the lower house of Parliament) and one for the Rajya Sabha (the upper house).
Construction of the Parliament building began in 1921 and was completed in 1927. The building was inaugurated on 13 December 1927 by King George V and Queen Mary. The first session of Parliament was held in the building in 1927.
The construction of the Parliament building was a major undertaking, and it cost the British government a significant amount of money. However, the building was seen as a symbol of British rule in India, and it was a source of pride for the British people. The building also served as a reminder to the Indian people of the British commitment to democracy and self-government.
The construction of the Parliament building was a significant event in the history of India. It marked the beginning of a new era in Indian politics, as the British began to cede power to the Indian people. The building also served as a symbol of India’s independence and democracy.
In the years since independence, the Parliament building has been the scene of many important events in Indian history. It has been the site of the swearing-in of every Indian prime minister, and it has hosted many important international conferences. The building is a symbol of India’s democracy and its commitment to freedom and equality.
The construction of the new Parliament building in Delhi was a major undertaking that was in the works for several years. The new building has been built to replace the existing Parliament building, which is over 90 years old and no longer meets the needs of the Indian Parliament.
The new Parliament building has been constructed on the same site as the existing building, and it is designed to be a symbol of India’s democracy and its growing stature in the world. The building is made of red sandstone and marble, and it will have a triangular shape. The interior of the building is spacious and well-lit, and it will be equipped with the latest technology.
The construction of the new Parliament building is a major project, and it is as expected completed in 2023. The cost of the project is estimated to be around ₹970 crore. The new building will be a major asset to India, and it will help to ensure that the Indian Parliament can continue to function effectively in the years to come.
The new Parliament building was constructed by Tata Projects Limited, and it was designed by Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning and Management. The building has a total floor area of 64,500 square meters, and it will be able to accommodate up to 1,200 members of Parliament. The building will also have a number of other facilities, including a library, a conference hall, and a dining hall.
The construction of the new Parliament building is a major undertaking, but it is also a symbol of India’s progress and its commitment to democracy. The new building will be a fitting home for the Indian Parliament, and it will help to ensure that the Indian Parliament can continue to function effectively for many years to come.
The new Parliament building is set to be inaugurated on May 28, 2023, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The inauguration ceremony will be a major event, and it will be attended by a large number of dignitaries from India and abroad. The inauguration of the new Parliament building is a significant milestone in India’s history, and it is a sign of the country’s growing strength and prosperity.
(Writer is practicing advocate in the Madras High Court)