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LOK SABHA SPEAKER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR 72 FLATS FOR MPs

New Delhi, 07 February 2017: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan laid the foundation stone for construction of 72 special type flats for Members of Parliament at Dr. B.D. Marg in New Delhi today. Among others, Shri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs; Shri Suresh C. Angadi Chairperson, House Committee; Members of Parliament; and former Members of Parliament graced the function. Shri Anoop Mishra, Secretary-General, Lok Sabha; and Dr. D. Bhalla, Secretary, Lok Sabha were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Mahajan lauded the efforts of the Chairperson and Members of the House Committee of Lok Sabha for conceptualizing the project. She hoped that the new accommodations will go a long way in addressing the acute crunch of residential facilities for the MPs. She also emphasized that every effort should be made to make the project environment friendly, so that the flora and fauna around it could coexist with the new inhabitants. She also called upon CPWD and other agencies concerned to make every effort for the timely completion of the work so that the much-needed accommodations could be provided to the Members at the earliest. She named the three blocks as Ganga, Jamuna andSaraswati, which will be in harmony with Narmada and Kaveri blocks across the road. In his remarks, Shri Ananth Kumar praised the efforts of Lok Sabha Speaker and the Chairman of House Committee in carrying forward the idea. He also urged the agencies concerned to take care of the environment and ensure that trees around the project should be conserved and protected. Shri Suresh C. Angadi said that new flats are being constructed after demolition of 8 bungalows at Dr. B.D. Marg. He added that it is proposed to construct three blocks of 12 storied building along with stilt and single basement for parking. In addition, the Complex will have 144 staff quarters, roof top lounge, community hall, gymnasium and cafeteria. The Green Building features of the project are: use of C&D waste concrete blocks in place of conventional bricks; use of PPC cement for construction purposes; solar power generation of 120 KW; recycling of waste water; rain water harvesting; sewage treatment plant; occupancy sensor in each flat; compound lighting with solar lights; use of LED lamps; use of low VOC paints; plantation of large number of trees; and net zero waste system. Caption: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan laying the foundation stone for construction of 72 special type flats for Members of Parliament at Dr. B.D. Marg in New Delhi on 7 February 2017. Also seen are Shri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs; Shri Suresh C. Angadi, Chairperson, House Committee; Members of Parliament; former Members of Parliament: Shri Anoop Mishra, Secretary-General, Lok Sabha; and Dr. D. Bhalla, Secretary, Lok Sabha.





 

 

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