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Differences between the new and old parliament buildings THE NEW PARLIAMENT

THE NEW PARLIAMENT

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NEW AND THE OLD BUILDINGS

Published By Livemint | 24 May, 2023
India's new Parliament building in Delhi is set to inaugurate on May 28. Here are some key differences between the new and the old buildings. 
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Accommodates more parliamentarians

The new building will accommodate 888 people in the Lok Sabha and 300 in the Rajya Sabha against the previous 543 and 250, respectively. 
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Spread over 65,000 sq. meters

The new Parliament is spread across an area of 64,500 sq. meters against the previous which covered 24,281 sq. meters.
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Lok Sabha Chamber for joint sessions 

The new Parliament does not have a Central Hall and so, the Lok Sabha chamber will be used for joint sessions. 
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Advanced technology 

The new building includes biometrics, language systems and programmable mics. The interiors of the halls have been suspected to be fitted with virtual sound simulations.
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Contrasting architectural design 

The new Parliament has been given a new look by  Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, unlike the present Parliament's British architecture. 
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