Inauguration Of The New Parliament House Delhi, 1927 Photo

A 1927 news photo of the inauguration of the new Parliament House in Delhi. It shows a parade of British troops during the inauguration of the New Parliament in 1927. King George V had declared the shifting of British India’s capital from Calcutta to New Delhi in the Delhi Durbar of 1911. The British architects Edward Lutyens and Herbert Baker were entrusted with the task of developing the new capital.

They had designed the Parliament building. It was formerly called The House of Parliament, it took 6 years to complete. There are three chambers consisting of the Council of State (now Rajya Sabha), Legislative Assembly (Lok Sabha), and Chamber of Princes (library). Although this new building was inaugurated in 1927, the completed city of New Delhi was officially inaugurated in 1931. Click on the photo for better view.

See post- The Inauguration Day of New Delhi, 1931 Photo. Read more- Sansad Bhavan.

Did you know- the circumference of the Parliament building is around half a km, it has 144 pillars of  27 feet in height. 

From the collection- Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph of 1894., Taj Mahal Hotel Bombay -1907 Rare Advertisement.

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