Govt eyeing on to get one chamber ready in New Parliament before winter session | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The government’s plan to push the winter session of Parliament to early December has given more elbow room for the agencies to get one chamber in the New Parliament Building fully ready for sittings. Sources said the agencies are trying hard to make at least the new Lok Sabha chamber functional before the session.
TOI has learnt that top officials have been visiting the project site every weekend to review the progress physically. This is in addition to the weekly review meeting that Union housing and urban affairs secretary Manoj Joshi holds with the design consultant, construction company and the CPWD officials.
“All the agencies are putting their best efforts to see that there can be a joint sitting of both the Houses in the New Parliament. We are very hopeful of this, though the final decision will be taken by the government. The new Lok Sabha has been designed to hold the joint session of Parliament. Efforts are also being made if both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers can be completed,” said an official who didn’t wish to be named.
Officials said the remaining work such as the office of ministers and other facilities can’t be completed before February or March.
Sources said the plan to have an inauguration of the new building should not be a surprise considering the government had kept its commitment of holding the Republic Day parade of 2022 on refurbished Rajpath (Kartvyapath). But it was closed again to complete the remaining work and finally it was thrown open to the public on September 8.

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