Inauguration of ‘Udaan Bhawan’

Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel inaugurated ‘Udaan Bhawan,’ an Integrated Office Complex at Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport, bringing together multiple aviation regulatory authorities under one roof for improved coordination. The New Integrated Office Complex comprises three above-ground levels and an additional three levels below ground, providing space for 1,270 officials. The building has a total constructed area of 71,257 square meters and was successfully finished with a total expenditure of Rs. 374.98 Crore.

Additionally, the inauguration marked the launch of a pilot e-wallet facility. The sustainable GRIHA-5 rated building incorporates various environment-friendly features, embracing sustainability and efficiency.

Which aviation regulatory authorities are housed in ‘Udaan Bhawan’?

‘Udaan Bhawan’ accommodates the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), and Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA).

What is the purpose of the pilot e-wallet facility launched during the inauguration?

The e-wallet facility is designed for processing fees related to various regulatory approvals through the Bharatkosh portal. It acts as a prepaid wallet, enabling registered users to make advance payments and generate receipts and challans instantly.

What is the significance of ‘Udaan Bhawan’ in the context of the 21st century?

‘Udaan Bhawan’ aligns with modern standards in terms of environment and sustainability. It offers a healthy and productive workspace and meets the evolving needs of aviation regulatory authorities.

What sustainability features are incorporated into the GRIHA-5 rated building?

The building maximizes the use of daylight, utilizes efficient LED fixtures, employs a glazed curtain-wall assembly and double-skin Façade System to minimize heat gain, recycles wastewater, and embraces other eco-friendly features to align with sustainability goals.

What amenities and facilities are available in ‘Udaan Bhawan’?

‘Udaan Bhawan’ features modern conference rooms, advanced AV systems, IT infrastructure, parking management, a yoga room, a creche facility, and electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities.


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