Waiting for the new, the old Parliament House was also inaugurated, such preparations were done 96 years ago

The atmosphere of preparations for the inauguration of the new building of the Parliament is the same as it was in 1927.

The Old Parliament House was inaugurated on January 18, 1927 by the then Viceroy Lord Irwin. Now on Sunday (May 28), this important building of the country will be recorded in the pages of history for the old memories of its past. The atmosphere of preparations for the inauguration of the new building of the Parliament is the same as it was in 1927.

Old Parliament completed in 6 years

According to testimonies recorded in the pages of history, on January 18, 1927, a grand ceremony was held to inaugurate the majestic building, then called the Council House. Britain’s Duke of Connaught laid the foundation stone of the Parliament House on February 12, 1921, exactly 26 years before the country’s independence, saying it would be “a building to be remembered as a symbol of India’s rebirth”.

The building was designed by Sir Herbert Baker, who along with Sir Edwin Lutyens was chosen to design the new imperial capital at Delhi. After the foundation stone was laid on 12 February 1921, the work of building this building was done for about 6 years. This is how the old Parliament House was completed in 1927. Then 83 lakh rupees were spent on its construction, while today about 862 crore rupees have been spent in the construction of the new building.

According to a BBC news, in the year 1956 an additional two storeys of the outbuilding were constructed to accommodate the press, chambers of ministers, offices of the parties, office bearers including the president and vice president etc. Chief Architect of Central Public Works Department J.M. Benjamin and senior architect K.R. It was designed by Jani. Its foundation stone was laid by the then President VV Giri in August 1970 and the annexe building was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in October 1975.

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