The New Parliament Building – A Symbol of Pride and Progressiveness for the New India
Step into a realm where architectural splendour meets the aspirations of a progressive India. In the heart of New Delhi, Tata Projects Limited (TPL) proudly presents the architectural marvel of the New Parliament Building. As a part of the Central Vista Redevelopment Project, this state-of-the-art edifice stands tall as a symbol of our rich cultural heritage and embodies the spirit of modern India.
Design and Architecture:
The triangular shape pays homage to the sacred geometry revered in various religious scriptures while maximizing space utilization. The building showcases three national symbols as its central themes: the Lotus, Peacock, and Banyan Tree. The walls of the Ceremonial Foyers, such as the Gyan Mandap, Sankalp Mandap, and Kartavya Mandap, wear exquisite brass artworks. The Constitutional Hall, featuring the Samudramanthan and People’s Wall, beautifully encapsulates the Indian cosmological worldview and the spirit of an Atmanirbhar Bharat. The three India Galleries—ShilpDeergha, SthapatyaDeergha, and Sangeet Deergha are where the richness of our art, culture, and music takes centre stage.
Key Milestones and Challenges:
From the foundation stone ceremony to the grand inauguration, the journey of the New Parliament Building has been one of determination and triumph. Overcoming logistical, safety, and environmental challenges, the construction of this architectural marvel stands as a testament to our unwavering spirit. With meticulous attention to detail, the structure was designed for the seismic Zone V, employing premium materials and craftsmanship to achieve a flawless finish. The safety of our dedicated workforce remained paramount throughout the project, ensuring zero lost-time incidents. We mitigated environmental pollution by implementing innovative measures like mist sprays and smog guns, leaving behind a sustainable legacy for future generations.
Collaboration and Expertise:
The success of the New Parliament Building project is a testament to the collaborative spirit and expertise of multiple stakeholders. We brought this ambitious vision to life in collaboration with other esteemed Tata companies such as Tata Steel, Tata Power, TCS, Voltas, and TCE. The synergy within the Tata Group showcases our collective strength, ensuring the seamless execution of large-scale projects. Alongside our partners, including CPWD and HCP consultants, we have created a masterpiece that embodies our commitment to excellence.
Economic and Social Impact:
Beyond its grandeur, the New Parliament Building is a beacon of environmental sustainability. With its platinum-rated green building certification and a GRIHA 5-star rating, it exemplifies India’s commitment to a greener future. The building’s energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and energy recovery units contribute to its sustainable design. Moreover, this project has served as a catalyst for economic growth, generating employment opportunities for skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled laborers across the country.
Role in Nation Building:
With a history dating back to 1979, Tata projects has played a pivotal role in shaping the nation’s progress. We continue to embrace our role as nation-builders, driven by our commitment to excellence and our passion for creating a better India.
Tata Steel’s contribution to the construction of the old Parliament Building in New Delhi highlights the early involvement of the Tata Group in nation-building. This enduring connection symbolizes our commitment to supporting critical infrastructure projects and reflects our dedication to the growth and progress of our nation.
Today, as we celebrate the completion of the New Parliament Building, we stand united in joy and pride. This architectural masterpiece is a testament to India’s progress, unity, and democratic values. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the government, the people of India, and all stakeholders for their unwavering support and encouragement. Together, we have laid a strong foundation for a stronger India—a country that thrives on progress and embraces its rich heritage.
Sandeep Tribhuvan Navlakhe,
Executive Vice President & BU Head – Buildings, Factories & Airports,
Tata Projects Limited