Parliament House (India)

Sansad Bhavan
Parliament House
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Parliament House, seen from Rajpath
Parliament House (India) is located in Delhi
Parliament House (India)
General information
StatusFunctioning
Town or cityNew Delhi
Country India
Coordinates28°37′02″N 77°12′29″E / 28°37′02″N 77°12′29″E / 28.617189; 77.208084
Construction started1921
Opened1927
OwnerGovernment of India
Design and construction
ArchitectEdwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker

The Sansad Bhavan (Parliament Building) is the house of the Parliament of India, which contains the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha located in New Delhi.

History

Originally called the House of Parliament, it was designed by the British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 1912-1913 as part of their wider mandate to construct a new administrative capital city for British India. Construction of Parliament House began in 1921 and it was completed in 1927.

The opening ceremony of the Parliament House, which then housed the Central Legislative Assembly, was performed on 18 January 1927 by His Excellency Lord Irwin, Viceroy of India. The third session of Central Legislative Assembly was held in this house on 19 January 1927.[1]

The Parliament Museum, opened in 2006, stands next to the Parliament House.

Other Languages
भोजपुरी: संसद भवन
español: Sansad Bhawan
français: Sansad Bhavan
हिन्दी: संसद भवन
മലയാളം: സൻസദ് ഭവൻ
मराठी: संसद भवन
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸੰਸਦ ਭਵਨ