The Foundation Stone for the Integrated Office Complex of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) and Airports Authority of India (AAI) was laid by Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation on February 21 at Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi. The function was also attended by Mr Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation; Mr R.N. Choubey, Secretary, Civil Aviation; Mr S. Machendranathan, Chairman (AERA); Mr B. S. Bhullar, Director General, DGCA; Mr Kumar Rajesh Chandra, Director General, BCAS; Mr Bir Singh Rai, Director General, AAIB and Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI.
To be constructed constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 303 crores, this Integrated Office Complex will serve a long felt need of an office for all the aviation regulatory authorities under one roof and in close vicinity to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for better coordination. With total built up area of 70,940 Sq.m., the proposed Integrated Office Complex will be a three story-building and would accommodate the total requirement up to 1500 personnel.
According to the MoCA sources, the building will be designed with sustainable green and eco-friendly features and will have roof mounted solar panels, energy efficient lighting, rain water harvesting system, zero waste discharge and use of daylight with glass facade. “In addition, the central courtyard of the building will have unique horticulture features providing shaded areas. Every room will have the view of landscaped courtyard and surrounding greenery providing a congenial environment for the workforce. Implementation of this project has been entrusted to AAI,” the sources maintained.