PM Modi likely to inaugurate the new Parliament House on May 28

The formal inauguration of the new Parliament House is likely to happen by the end of this month. The new structure could potentially be inaugurated on May 28.

According to sources familiar with the development, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the new structure built at an estimated cost of Rs 970 crore.

However, according to media reports, the upcoming monsoon session, which is scheduled to begin in July, is unlikely to be held in the new building.

Sources in the know of developments said there is speculation that a meeting of the Speakers of Parliaments of G20 countries may be held in the new building later this year, as India holds the G20 presidency for 2023.

The construction of the triangular shaped building started on January 15, 2021 and was to be completed by August 2022.

Built over an area of 64,500 square metres, the new four-storey building can accommodate 1,224 MPs. There are three main gates in the new Parliament House, which have been named – Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar and Karma Dwar.

The building will have separate entrances for MPs, VIPs and visitors. Another attraction of the building is the Constitution Hall, which has been built to showcase the country’s democratic heritage.

A copy of the original Constitution of India is believed to be kept in the hall.

It also houses a library, several committee rooms and a dining room.

The new Parliament House will have portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose and other prime ministers of the country.

The news agency quoted sources as saying that a portrait of polymath Kautilya has been installed in the building along with a model of the wheel of the Sun Temple at Konark.