Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the coronavirus situation. (Source: PMO)
Will the government’s plans to open a new Parliament
by 2022 fructify? The Congress had asked it to call off the re-development of the Central Vista (the new Parliament
is a part of that) given the battering the economy has taken after Covid-19. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi
seems determined to carry on with it. The Rs 922-crore new Parliament
building is being built by the Central Public Works Department. It will have a maximum height of 42 metre spread over 65,000 square metre of built-up area on a 10.5 acre or 42,031 square metre plot, which will be built by demolishing close to 5,200 square metre of the existing structure. It is scheduled to be inaugurated before August 15, 2022.