The high-rise housing complex for government employees at East Kidwai Nagar, which is being redeveloped by the National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCC), will be connected to the South Extension and INA Metro stations through an underground tunnel, besides being linked to the Barapullah elevated road.
Located adjacent to Safdarjung and AIIMS hospitals and close to the Darya Khan Tomb, the redevelopment plan of the complex involves construction of 4,747 houses of categories Type II to VII in place of the existing 2,331 houses of categories Type I, II and V.
“We are looking at connecting the housing complex with the South Extension and INA Metro stations through an underground tunnel. It will also be linked with the Barapullah elevated road,” NBCC Chairman and Managing Director Dr Anoop Mittal said.
Under Phase-II, the Barapullah road is expected to descend near INA.
DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said the proposal for construction of an underground tunnel could be explored at a later stage.
The total plot area of the project is 86 acres and NBCC has proposed construction of a commercial complex on 10 per cent of the area, which will be used as office space for ministries, government departments and PSUs. The project is expected to cost Rs 5,000 crore and the redevelopment work will be completed by 2019. “This is a financially sustainable model, where no money will be taken from the government for the redevelopment. The leasing out of commercial space will fund the redevelopment,” Mittal said.
NBCC has also constructed a construction and demolition (C&D) waste recycling plant at the site to ensure zero-waste generation. The plant has a capacity to process 150 tonnes of waste per day, which will be used to produce 30,000 bricks that will be used in construction.
“Such micro waste recycling plants will go a long way to deal with issues related to dumping of construction material waste,” Dr Sudhir Krishna, Secretary (UD), said while inaugurating the C&D plant in East Kidwai Nagar.