New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony inaugurated today a new building complex of the Defence Accounts Department (DAD).
The state-of-the-art headquarters of the DAD, built by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is a marvel of civil engineering.
The three-storeyed building has come up on a 24,280 square meters plot of land close to the Delhi airport.
With a built-up area of 11,730 square meters, its architecture has been designed based on the principles of ecologically sustainable design and symmetry.
Keeping in view the concerns over depleting ground water level in northern India, especially over Delhi, the building features provision for rainwater harvesting and reuse of water through sewage treatment plant for water conservation, reflecting the environmental protection concerns.
Backed by a 1,000 KVA power backup, all offices in the complex have been provided with advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and linked over Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) for effective and instant communication including video conferencing.
The complex has many other innovative features including fire safety standards conforming Bureau of Indian Standards norms, disabled friendly access, vast landscaped greenery and access control systems. (ANI)