On Monday (11th July) the national symbol casted onto the roof of the new Parliament house building was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to officials, the 6.5-meter-tall emblem is made of bronze and weighs 9,500 kg in total. They said a steel support structure weighing about 6,500 kg has been built to support the emblem, which has been set at the top of new Parliament building’s main foyer.

The prime minister also spoke with construction workers who were working on the new Parliament.

Eight different stages of preparation were done, including clay modelling, computer graphics, bronze casting, and polishing, went into the concept sketch and process of casting the national emblem on the dome of the new Parliament building, as per the researchers.

During the unveiling of the bronze National Emblem that was placed on the roof of the New Parliament Building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke with the construction workers who were working on the new Parliament.

Features Of The New Parliament Building

The new Parliament building covers a total area of 64,500 sq m. Additionally, it has a palatial Constitution Hall to exemplify India’s democratic legacy, a lounge for lawmakers, a library, numerous committee rooms, dining areas, and plenty of parking.

The Lok Sabha chamber in the new structure will have space for 888 members, whereas the Rajya Sabha will also have 384 seats. During joint sessions, the Lok Sabha chamber will have the option of expanding its seating capacity to 1,224 people.