The construction work for North and South Block buildings was much further along, by the time the construction for the Council House began.
1927: Formal inauguration
The foundation stone of the collonaded building was laid by Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught in 1921, and the building was inaugurated on 18 January 1927.
The Parliament House has served as the 'The Temple of National Discussions' in the world's largest democracy. The two houses of the Parliament have been the pillars that have supported the socio-economic growth of the country since independence. The recently concluded monsoon session of Parliament could perhaps be the last in the old building.
In the making: Foundation stone of new Parliament building
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building on 10 December 2020 in New Delhi at an event that was attended by leaders from various political parties, cabinet ministers and ambassadors of different countries. Modi also performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the building. The new Parliament will have an area of 64,500 square metres.
Costs incurred and more
Employment generated: 23,04,095 (in man-days)
Steel used: 26,045 (in MT)
Cement used: 63,807 (in MT)
Fly ash used: 9,689 (in cubic metre)
Costs: The building, which was built at a cost of ₹971 crore, can accommodate 888 members in the Lok Sabha and 300 members in the Rajya Sabha.