Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the new Parliament Annexe. He was accompanied by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar at the inauguration, DD News reported. The state of the art building seems to be larger than the earlier one. The well-furnished building has a number of large rooms where members of the Parliament can meet to discuss on key matters. The building will help in better functioning of the Parliament.
Apart from this, the new building also has space for government to organise conferences when required. In the walls, the Constitution of India and also the state emblem of India have been designed. The new Annexe of the Parliament also has a large hall where parties can be organised for visiting dignitaries. The building also has large corridors and surrounded by beautiful lawns.
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Last year in April, a fire broke out on the second floor of the Parliament Annexe, after which as many as thirteen fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Thought there were no casualties, some files and furniture were gutted. The fire had broken out at around 1.30 pm on the second floor of the building’s store room. Staff had vacated the room and informed the fire department.
According to PTI, a meeting of JD(U) leaders was on another floor in the building when the incident took place. However, the meeting had continued uninterrupted. “We received a call on the Parliament hotline at Delhi Fire Services office around 1:30 PM. When the officer online reported the matter to us, 13 fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” a fire department official was quoted as saying by PTI.