Mumbai, July 18, 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday July 11, unveiled the national emblem cast atop the new Parliament building that marked the first major milestone ahead of the building’s scheduled opening for later this year. The 6.5-metre-high and 9,500 Kg of New Emblem is made up of bronze and supported by a steel structure weighing around 6,500 kg.
The Prime Minister stepped into a specially designed elevator that took him straight to the inaugural site of the New Emblem and India celebrated yet another marvel of creating a super sculpture blended with meticulous engineering to give an identity of New India.
The Central foyer of the new Parliament building of an iconic Central Vista project – a three-km stretch in the heart of New Delhi that runs from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate – dons the super structure of the National Emblem. On it, the four lions are mounted back-to-back on a circular abacus and the frieze of the abacus is adorned with sculptures of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull, and a lion separated by intervening Dharma Chakras. The giant sculpture is indeed an engineering marvel that required exceptional engineering and project implementation skills of its creators.
The project of the new Parliament Building was allotted to Tata Projects as per the government report. It is also learned from sources, that the elevator that Prime Minister Narendra Modi used to reach the inaugural site of the New Emblem on the roof of the new Parliament Building is manufactured by a Mumbai – based Company called Spartan Engineering Industries.
Flanked by large green spaces and containing significant structures such as Parliament, the Secretariat buildings and the National Archives, the Central Vista is recognised around the world as a rare example of innovative urban planning and architecture. The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry had allocated Rs 2,600 crore in Union Budget 2022-23 for the construction of non-residential office buildings of the Central Vista redevelopment project, including the Parliament and Supreme Court.