Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia inaugurated ‘Udaan Bhawan,’ a state-of-the-art integrated office complex nestled within the confines of Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport. Udaan Bhawan promises to play a pivotal role in facilitating enhanced coordination and efficiency among various regulatory authorities operating under the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).
Udaan Bhawan: The New Hub for Aviation Oversight
The newly inaugurated Udaan Bhawan is poised to become the nerve center of aviation oversight in India. This modern facility will house several key regulatory bodies, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA), and the Airports Authority of India (AAI). By co-locating these vital entities, Udaan Bhawan aims to foster seamless collaboration and streamline administrative processes within the civil aviation sector.
Udaan Bhawan: Modern Amenities and Impressive Infrastructure of Udaan Bhawan
Udaan Bhawan is thoughtfully equipped with contemporary amenities, including modern conference rooms, an advanced AV system, robust IT infrastructure, an efficient parking management system, a serene Yoga room, a convenient creche facility, and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, among others.
This newly integrated office complex comprises G+3 levels constructed above ground and an additional 03 basement levels, boasting the capacity to accommodate 1270 officials. The total constructed area of the building spans 71257 square meters, and the entire project has been successfully completed at a total cost of Rs. 374.98 Crore.
Eco-Friendly Features of Udaan Bhawan: A GRIHA-5 Rated Sustainability Showcase
With a prestigious GRIHA-5 rating, this building embraces a plethora of sustainability features that align with eco-friendly principles. Its design prioritizes the utilization of natural daylight to the fullest extent, incorporates efficient LED fixtures, utilizes a glazed curtain-wall assembly, and implements a double-skin Façade System to minimize heat gain. Additionally, it highlights the recycling of wastewater and effective wastewater management as notable environmentally friendly aspects.
Pilot E-Wallet Facility Launched
In tandem with the inauguration of Udaan Bhawan, a groundbreaking initiative took flight— the pilot e-wallet facility. This digital marvel promises to revolutionize the way regulatory fees and approvals are processed in the aviation industry. Designed to simplify financial transactions and enhance user convenience, the e-wallet will be instrumental in the utilization of the Bharatkosh portal, a one-stop platform for government financial transactions.
The e-wallet will serve as a prepaid account, allowing registered users to preload funds for regulatory fees. Initially, the facility will support NEFT/RTGS mode for adding funds, ensuring a secure and hassle-free experience. Additionally, users will have the capability to generate instant receipts and challans, further expediting administrative procedures.