Contractors in race to construct new Parliament House

24 Jul 2020

While the Lok Sabha with 541 seats has been provided with the Sansad Bhavan or Parliament House which has a seating capacity of 790, only 261 members attended Parliament during February early this year before the nation was hit by the Coronavirus. That said, plans are afoot to construct the new Parliament building within a larger complex with a seating capacity of over 1,000. The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) had invited prequalification bids in a two-bid system under the Central Vista Project to construct the new Parliament building adjacent to the current building. With a built-up area of approximately 60,000 m sq on plot number 118 of the Parliament House Estate, the new building will be a triangular-shaped construction. Contractors in for the bid Seven firms had sho

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