Central Vista Project: PM Modi Inaugurates Brand New Defence Offices Complexes In Delhi – Swarajya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (16 September) inaugurated the Defence Offices Complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue.
PM Modi also visited the Defence Office Complex at Africa Avenue and interact with Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and civilian Officers.
The new Defence Offices Complexes will accommodate around 7,000 officials from the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces, including Army, Navy and Air Force.
The buildings will provide modern, secure and functional working spaces. An Integrated Command and Control Centre has been established for managing building operations, while also catering to the end to end safety and surveillance of both the buildings, the Defence Ministry said in a release.
The new Defence Office Complexes are state-of-the-art and energy efficient, with comprehensive security management measures. One of the defining features of these buildings is the use of new and sustainable construction technology called LGSF (Light gauge steel frame), which reduced construction time from 24-30 months in case of conventional RCC construction, the ministry said.
The buildings, made under the Central Vista redevelopment project, utilise resource efficient green technology and promote environment friendly practices.
It should be noted that more than 7,000 officers and staff of the Ministry of Defence are set to move into brand new offices at the Africa Avenue and the Kasturba Gandhi Marg from their existing decades-old workplaces in a clutch of pre-Independence era hutments in the vicinity of the North and South Blocks.
The Africa Avenue complex is scattered across four blocks. Meanwhile, the complex at the Kasturba Gandhi Marg has three blocks and an office area.
After the relocation, the Ministry of Defence will be vacating as much as 9.2 lakh square feet of space in these hutments and be taking up 9.6 lakh square feet in two new multi-storeyed complexes that are spread over a total area of 13 acres.
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