NEW DELHI: The winter session of Parliament could be held in the old building as some construction work of the new building may stretch beyond the stipulated completion time, a news agency report said quoting sources.
The Government had aimed to complete the new Parliament building before the winter session which usually starts from the third week of November.
The building is a once-in-a-lifetime and complex project that is being constructed on a very challenging timeline, the sources said, asserting that construction has been going on round-the-clock with all hands on deck.
The building’s civil works have been almost completed, but finishing work, electrical work, among others, might continue till the end of this year, they said.
To expedite the pace of construction, works such as making furniture, carpets, wall murals and other items for furnishing the building are going on along with the construction of the building at different locations, the sources said.
They suggested that at this moment, it is difficult to specify a completion date. Therefore, one cannot rule out the winter session being held in the old building, the sources said.
The new triangular Parliament building is part of the redevelopment project of the Central Vista – the nation’s power corridor. The project also envisages a common central secretariat, new Prime Minister’s residence and Prime Minister’s office, and new Vice-President’s enclave, among others.