“ALL EXISTING FACILITIES AT DESIGNATED LOCATIONS OF NEW PARLIAMENT HOUSE BUILDING SHOULD BE PROPERLY SHIFTED TO ALTERNATIVE PLACES”: LOK SABHA SPEAKER
LOK SABHA SPEAKER EMPHASISES ON GENERAL CLEANLINESS & PROPER UPKEEP OF THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE COMPLEX
LOK SABHA SPEAKER REVIEWS MEDICAL FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE ANNEXE; EMPHASISES UPON TIME-BOUND REFURBISHING OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE
New Delhi, 7 November 2020: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla conducted an on-site review of the ongoing construction work for the new Parliament House Building. During the review, Shri Birla directed agencies concerned to be vigilant of the heritage character of the present Building and directed that all existing statues and other facilities at the designated locations of the new Parliament House Building should be properly shifted to alternative places in the Complex.
On the occasion, Shri Birla emphasized that the cleanliness and proper upkeep in the Parliament House, including the ongoing cleaning of the Building, should be accorded top priority.
Later, Shri Birla inspected facilities at the Medical Centre in the Parliament House Annexe. After being apprised by the officers of the Secretariat, CPWD, doctors and medical personnel at the Centre, Shri Birla directed that immediate efforts need to be made to arrange services of the best doctors and to ensure adequate space, state of the art machines, computers and transportation for the Centre. He directed that the Centre should evolve a mechanism to collect, on-demand, samples from the residences of Members and Nodal Officers should be deputed to coordinate with the Members in a timely manner.
Shri Birla also inspected other facilities in the Parliament House Complex. He directed that renewed efforts be made for refurbishing the sitting areas, common places and public utilities.
Shri Birla directed the officers to carry out the work expeditiously and said that he would review the progress very soon.