On Sunday, May 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building, showing its stunning artwork and many attractions, including a ceremonial scepter known as "Sengol." The new complex, which cost 971 crore rupees to build, represents India's development and the ambitions of its 1.35 billion people. Its unique triangle shape promotes effective governance and optimizes space use.


Following are the key facts about the new Parliament House:


Triangular Design for Optimum Space Utilization: Due to its distinctive triangular design, the new Parliament House ensures effective use of space. This layout accommodates larger legislative chambers and provides the highest level of functionality.

Lok Sabha: The Lok Sabha will have a larger sitting capacity and be inspired by the peacock, the national bird of India. It will hold roughly three times as many people with 888 seats. In addition, the Lok Sabha hall will have 1,272 seats available for joint sessions.

Rajya Sabha: Inspired by the Lotus: The Rajya Sabha will have 348 seats and be modeled after the country's symbolic flower, the lotus. The new layout ensures enough room in the House by accounting for potential future growth in the number of Rajya Sabha members.

Constitutional Hall: The Constitutional Hall, a noteworthy addition to the new Parliament House, is situated in the complex's middle. This hallway will be an essential area in the building.

No Central Hall: Unlike the previous Parliament House, there won't be a Central Hall in the new structure. Due to the previous Central Hall's insufficient capacity, extra chairs were required during joint sessions, posing a security risk. So instead, joint sessions can be held easily in the new Parliament House's Lok Sabha Hall.

Earthquake-resistant Construction: There are earthquake-resistant features in the new Parliament building. Delhi is currently in Zone 4, which has a higher earthquake risk. Thus the new building will be built to withstand powerful shocks in Zone 5.

Modern Facilities: Members of Parliament will have access to contemporary conveniences from every seat in the new Parliament House, which is outfitted with a multimedia display in front. This improvement will facilitate communication and improve the legislative process.

Eco-friendly Construction: Green building materials are used to construct the new Parliament House. The structure uses energy-saving technology, which lowers electricity use by 30%. Systems for generating solar energy and rainwater are also incorporated into the design.

Enhanced Committee Rooms: There will be more committee rooms in the new Parliament House, each with sophisticated audio-visual equipment. The improvements will make it easier for parliamentary committees to function.

Media Facilities: There will be special amenities, including 530 seats for media representatives. The general public can watch legislative proceedings in galleries, ensuring every seat has a clear view of the house.

Public-friendly Design: Public access to the new Parliament House is being improved. The Public Gallery and Central Constitutional Gallery will have two separate entrances reserved for minors, older people, and people with disabilities. The new structure will also feature upgraded fire safety features.