Multi-storeyed flats for Members of Parliament in New Delhi which the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be inaugurating via video conferencing are not like any other brick and mortar structures. Ganga, Jamuna, Saraswati, the name of the tower in which these flats are located, are symbol of practicing what you preach. Unlike most of the government buildings, these buildings will incorporate some of the modern Green features.
Several green building initiatives have been incorporated in the construction of these flats. These include:
- Bricks made from fly ash, construction and demolition waste
- Double glazed windows for thermal insulation and energy efficiency
- Energy efficient LED light fittings
- Occupancy based sensors for light control
- Air conditioners with VRV system for low power consumption
- Low flow fixtures for conservation of water, rainwater harvesting system and rooftop solar plant.
These residences have been built within 27 months on a cost of Rs 188 crores. The flats are located at Dr. BD Marg in New Delhi. About eighty old bungalows, which were over 80-years-old, have been given a new avatar after their redevelopment into 76 flats. The construction of the flats has been completed with savings of about 14 percent from the sanctioned cost and without time overrun despite the impact of COVID-19.