Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with workers at the construction site of the new parliament building in Delhi late Sunday evening. In a video shared by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PM Modi can be seen in a white kurta churidar along with a hard hat. He visited the construction site of the Central Vista project to see the work in progress.
During his visit, the Prime Minister can be seen asking the workers and officials present about the construction. He can also be seen evaluating the site’s plans.
#SEE | Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the construction site of the new parliament building in New Delhi last night. He spent almost an hour on site and inspected the state of construction of the new parliament building first hand.
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– ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2021
In such an interaction, a worker is seen asking for a blessing from the prime minister.
The visit took place at 8.45 p.m. yesterday and the Prime Minister spent around an hour on site.
This was the Prime Minister’s first visit to the new Parliament building. The building, which construction began amid the Covid pandemic, will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 971 billion. The project, which has been heavily criticized by the opposition parties, is expected to be completed by 2022.
The Centra Vista project includes the construction of a new parliament and the central government as well as the renovation of the north and south blocks. It is being built on an area of ââ64,500 square meters.
Last week, at the inauguration of the new Defense Ministry offices in Delhi, Prime Minister Modi hit the opposition over the project, accusing them of trying to “sabotage” the project.
âWe have all seen some people try to sabotage the important Central Vista project … how they have personal plans to spread misinformation. But not once did they talk about the state of these shacks … from where our services work they mentioned the new complexes of the Department of Defense and how important they are, “said the Prime Minister.
The Congress Party has asked the government to stop the project and instead give priority to modernizing the country’s medical infrastructure.