'Defence Office Complex constructed in record time amid challenges,' says PM Modi
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Defence Offices Complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue on Friday. He visited the Defence Office Complex at Africa Avenue and interact with Army, Navy, Air Force and Civilian Officers.
PM Modi said, "These modern offices built at KG Marg and Africa Avenue will go a long way in effectively carrying out all the work related to the nation's security. This is a big step towards the creation of a modern defence enclave in the capital".
"The construction work of the Defense Office Complex was to be completed in 24 months has been completed in a record time of only 12 months. That too amid challenges posed by the Covid pandemic. Hundreds of workers got employment in this project during the Corona period."
Taking a dig against critiques and opposition parties who opposed the Central Vista Project, PM Modi said, " "People who were after Central Vista Project would be conveniently quiet on this, which is also part of Centra Vista… They knew their falsity would be exposed…"
New Defence Office Complexes:
- 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 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 the case of conventional RCC construction. The buildings utilize resource-efficient green technology and promote environmentally friendly practices.
The inaugural function was attended by the Defence Minister, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, MoS Defence, MoS Housing and Urban Affairs, Chief of Defence Staff and Heads of Armed Forces.