New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the setting up of a digital archive for all construction workers engaged at the site after the construction of the new Parliament.
This "should reflect their personal details", including their name, place they belong to and picture as a tribute to their efforts, a tweet from PMO said on Monday (September 27).
The Prime Minister, who visited the construction site on Sunday evening after his arrival from a five-day US tour, has instructed that it must be ensured that all the workers engaged at the site are fully vaccinated against Covid. He further told the officials to conduct monthly health check-ups of all workers. All the workers should also be given a certificate about their role and participation in this endeavour.
While inspecting the ongoing work relating to the new Parliament building, the Prime Minister interacted with the workers engaged at the site and asked about their well-being. He said that they are "engaged in a pious and historic work."
In a tweet sharing videos of PM's visit to the site, Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri wrote: "True Karmyogi. PM's surprise visit to inspect the Central Vista project was a morale booster for the workers and engineers who are toiling day and night to complete this edifice of New India on time."
"This was after a packed and successful trip to the US and a long haul flight back home," Mr Puri said.
Another Union Minister, Narayan Rane, tweeted: "….24 hours in the service of Bharatmata. Nation is proud of you!"
The new Parliament building will have an area of 64,500 square metres. The building is part of the Central Vista project. Officials say that Parliament's Winter session in 2022 will be held in the new building.