Earlier in Nov. 2020, the central public works department (CPWD) announced a design competition for an ‘iconic structure’ on the banks of Yamuna river at Delhi as a part of government’s central vista redevelopment project – envisages a new triangular parliament building, a common central secretariat and a revamping a 3 km long vista or Rajpath.
In a statement, the union housing and urban affairs ministry said the "iconic structure", which will come up at New India Garden to commemorate 75th year of Indian Independence, could be a tower or sculpture of 134 metres.
The new Parliament building is an intrinsic part of the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and will be a landmark opportunity to build peoples’ Parliament for the first time after independence, said PMO, India. In this new project, Lok Sabha will be three times of the existing size and Rajya Sabha will be substantially bigger, the interiors of the new building will showcase a rich blend of Indian culture and diversity of our regional arts, crafts, textiles and architecture, said the Prime Minister’s Office.
On Monday 7th Dec, the Supreme Court ordered the central government to halt all construction activities related to the Central Vista project but allowed it to go ahead with the December 10 ceremony. Around 200 dignitaries, MPs, ambassadors and high commissioners, will attend the foundation stone laying ceremony.