New Delhi: The construction of new parliament building will formally start in December, and preparations are underway now, says a report.
As part of groundwork, the boundary wall of the Parliament House has been barricaded.
In order to prevent dust and pollution during the construction work, nets are being installed.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had visited the Parliament House complex recently and gave special instructions to the agencies involved in the construction work.
According to the officials looking over the project, all necessary arrangements are being made before the construction work begins.
Construction activities will take place only according to the guidelines.
Once the preparations are complete, the construction work will be started after following all the formalities in December.
The construction of the building is expected to be completed by October 2022.
Earlier, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri, informing the parliament, put the estimated cost of construction at Rs 971 crore.
Back then, responding to a question he said the facilities and amenities of the 93-year-old existing Parliament building "are highly inadequate to meet the current demand of the Parliament."
The existing Parliament House Building was commissioned in 1927.
with inputs from IANS