Museum on Prime Ministers of India Planned in Delhi

Mahesh Sharma and Hardeep Singh Puri at the Bhoomi Poojan Ceremony of the Museum on the Prime Ministers of India, in New Delhi on October 15, 2018. Photo: PIB
Mahesh Sharma and Hardeep Singh Puri at the Bhoomi Poojan Ceremony of the Museum on the Prime Ministers of India, in New Delhi on October 15, 2018. Photo: PIB

A “Museum on Prime Ministers of India” is to be set up in Delhi. Union Minister for Culture Mahesh Sharma and Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri laid Monday the foundation stone for the proposed Museum at Teen Murti Estate in New Delhi.

Later speaking to media persons, Mahesh Sharma said that Teen Murti Estate has a total area of 25.50 acres out of which Nehru Memorial Museum Building is occupying an area of 4286 sq.m. and the Library Building has an area of 4552 sq.m, roughly around 2 acres both put together.

It was decided to set up the “Museum on Prime Ministers of India” in the remaining area of 23 acres of Teen Murti Estate which is under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of the Government of India.

The Museum Building Complex shall be constructed with a built up area of 10975.36 sq.m. comprising basement, ground and first floor with galleries at all the three levels at a cost of Rs. 271 crore.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs said that the proposed museum is dedicated to all the Prime Ministers of India and is envisaged to give visitors a holistic understanding of the continued thread of leadership, initiatives, and sacrifice that have helped shape our nation since independence.

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