PM Modi visits new Parliament building construction site at night
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night paid a visit to the construction site of new parliament building in the national capital. Clad in a white kurta-churidar along with a safety helmet, he was seen inspecting the work-in-progress.
In the pictures available on social media, PM Modi can be seen doing a firsthand inspection of the building, which is slated to get completed by 2022.
It is interesting to learn that PM Modi visited the site despite being on a hectic schedule after returning from the three-day US visit where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly and attended the Quad summit. Earlier in the day, he paid a visit to Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda and Amit Shah.
He went to the construction site of the new Parliament building at around 8:45 pm on Sunday.
This was the first visit by the Prime Minister to the new parliament building site, whose construction amid the pandemic have received a lot of criticism from the opposition parties. The opposition parties say the project should be stopped to save funds for management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new parliament building will have an area of 64,500 square metres. It will also have a grand Constitution Hall to showcase India's democratic heritage, a lounge for members of Parliament, a library, multiple committee rooms, dining areas and ample parking space.