Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated multi-storeyed flats, which have come in place of old bungalows, in Delhi for Members of Parliament on Monday via video-conferencing. These flats are located at Dr BD Marg in the national capital. Eight old bungalows, which were more than 80 years old, have been redeveloped to construct these 76 flats.
In his address, PM Modi spoke about high productivity of Parliament, especially Lok Sabha, since his government came to power in 2014 and referred to a number of landmark legislations and works that have been completed since. This period has been "historic" in the nation's development, he said.
Noting that the 16 to 18 age is very important for youngsters, he said the period between 16th and 18th Lok Sabha (2014-29) is equally significant for a young country like India.
"There is so much for the country that we have to achieve. Be it aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign, or economic targets or many other pledges like this, we have to achieve them during this period," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates multi-storeyed flats for Members of Parliament, located at Dr BD Marg in Delhi, via video conferencing. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla also present at the occasion. pic.twitter.com/2ZgbuT1vBA— ANI (@ANI) November 23, 2020
The PM said new flats for parliamentarians, who often had to wait long for getting a house in the national capital, is among the series of projects completed under his government after being kept pending for years and decades. He referred to the completion of the Ambedkar International Centre, Central Information Commission building and War Memorial in this regard.
The construction of these flats has been completed with savings of about 14 per cent from the sanctioned cost and without time overrun despite the impact of COVID-19. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also be present during the inauguration.