M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates Rs.114 cr social infrastructure that runs on green energy

National Buildings Construction Corporation

Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday inaugurated three components of modern social infrastructure under East Kidwai Nagar General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) Redevelopment Project. This new social infrastructure has been built by National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) at a total cost of Rs.114 cr. The three components of GPRA project are – Local Shopping Complex- Rs.73 cr, Senior Secondary School-Rs.34 cr and Banquet Hall-Rs.7 cr.

Speaking on the occasion, Naidu said “Redevelopment of properties is the way for optimal utilization of scarce land resources in cities and for generating resources required. Zero Waste generation and zero discharge shall be the guiding principle for smart city development. Redevelopment of government colonies in a big way in Delhi reflects central government’s approach to improving quality of life and recasting urban landscape”.

East Kidwai Nagar GPRA Redevelopment Project started in December, 2014 and is expected to be completed by November, 2019.

Shopping Complex has ground + 2 floors with a built-up area of 13,950 sq. meters with 172 shops with modern facilities. N.P. Senior Secondary School has ground + 4 floors with a Built-up area of 8,143 sq. meters. Banquet Hall has ground + 2 floors with a built-up area of 1,166 sq. meters for hosting socio-cultural events, and is fully air-conditioned.

Interestingly, this entire infrastructure will run on green energy. Grid connected Roof top solar systems installed on the three buildings generate 250 KW of electricity. 200 KW is used for three buildings and the remaining 50 KW transferred to the grid.

Features of this redevelopment project are: 78 residential towers would come up. 33 of these towers would have Ground + 6 floors, 44 G+ 14 towers, 4 office towers including 2 with G+ 10 and another 2 towers with G+4 floors. Use of double glazed units and glazed panels reduces heat induction by 35%, total use of treated recycled water, Zero Waste Policy being adopted from construction phase, Zero sewage with Bio-digester toilets, Zero discharge into sewerage system with two units of 1,500 Kilolitres per day capacity Sewage Treatment Plants, no garbage will go out of the colony, conversion of plastic waste into fuel, rain water harvesting systems, solar water heaters and solar street lighting, centralized command control systems for security and services etc.

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