Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped into a specially designed elevator that took him straight to the 6.5m high National Emblem atop the new Parliament building. When he unveiled the National Emblem, India celebrated the superb sculpture - a symbol of New India - created through meticulous engineering.
Carved in 9,500 kg of bronze, the National Emblem has four lions mounted back-to-back on a circular abacus. The frieze of the abacus is adorned with sculptures of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull, and a lion separated by intervening Dharma Chakras. The supporting 6,500 kg steel structure and the building that adorns the National Emblem are perceived as new engineering marvels.
Tata Projects is constructing the Rs 862 crore new Parliament building of the ambitious Central Vista project - a 3-km stretch in the heart of New Delhi running from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate. A significant part of the Tata Projects team was Spartan Engineering Industries - a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and fire evacuation lifts. Dr Vikram Mehta, Managing Director
, lauding the exceptional engineering and project implementation skills of the Tata Projects team working on this landmark project, said, “The strength and quality of this building is exceptional and we, at Spartan Engineering Industries, are proud to be associated with this mega project. We were privileged to install the elevator that reaches the National Emblem atop the New Parliament building, smoothly, safely, and efficeintly.”
The Central Vista is recognised around the world as a rare example of innovative urban planning and architecture. It is flanked by large green spaces and contains significant structures such as the Parliament and the Secretariat buildings, and the National Archives. The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry had allocated Rs 2,600 crore in the Union Budget 2022-23 for construction of non-residential office buildings of the Central Vista redevelopment project, including the Parliament and Supreme Court.