Fans, coolers and Air conditioners are a must during summers. And obviously it has been fitted everywhere be it hotels, restaurants, buildings, offices and every other place. And like every place in the same order, there are fans in the Indian Parliament, but the way the fans are put in this building, you must not have seen anywhere.
Now you must be thinking about what is unusual about these wings. We all definitely have fans in our homes. If someone asks you how these fans are installed in your house, then you will think what kind of question happened. It is obvious that the fans are hanging from the ceiling downwards. But do you know that in the Parliament of India, the fans are turned upside down.
Surprised? Yes we were too. But there’s a very interesting fact behind the same. Let’s know about the reverse wings in the Parliament house.
Foundation laid in 1921
If you see any picture or video of the Central Hall of Parliament House, you will notice that there are inverted fans. Let us tell you that on 21 February 1921, the Duke of Connaught laid the foundation of the Parliament House.
The responsibility of designing the Parliament building was given to the famous architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. It took 6 years to build the Parliament House. After the building was ready, it was inaugurated on 18 January 1927 by the then Governor General of India, Lord Irwin. Further, there are many specialists in the Parliament house, which makes its structure quite different. One of them is a ground mounted ceiling fan in its central hall.
Why are Fans Inverted?
When the foundation of the Parliament House was laid, there were no air conditioners in those days, so fans were to be installed in the Parliament. But the biggest problem was that the dome of the Parliament House was so high that the fan air could not be brought down to this point.
The pole also has to be very long and it will not be that effective, so fans were installed in the Parliament House so that the air would come to the MPs from nearby. To maintain the historicity of the Parliament, these wings were allowed to remain as they were before. The artwork done in the Parliament House makes it special in the world.
But now the new parliament building is under construction. And PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new building. Gujarat based architect Bimal Hasmukh Patel is in charge of the redesign of Central Vista. According to him, the new complex will have a triangular shape. It will be built next to the existing complex and will be almost equal to the former one.