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PM Modi to inaugurate Defence Enclave for defence personnel on September 16

Along with this, another complex on Kasturba Gandhi Marg in the Lutyens Delhi will also house the defence as well as armed forces personnel. 
 

PM Modi to inaugurate Defence Enclave for defence personnel on September 16-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 15, 2021, 11:06 AM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugrate new 'Defence Complex' at Africa Avenue area in Delhi on September 16 which will accommodate the government officials who are currently located at South and North Blocks on Raisina Hills. 

Along with this, another complex on Kasturba Gandhi Marg in the Lutyens Delhi will also house the defence as well as armed forces personnel. 

As per the estimates, a total of 7,000 personnel belonging to 27 different organisations under the defence ministry, are located in “hutments, barracks and old buildings of the two blocks on Raisina Hills. 

The two new office complexes at the African Avenue and the Kasturba Gandhi Marg were built at a cost of Rs 775 crore last year. 

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The MoD-funded project has released 37 acres of land for the Central Vista Development Master Plan, officials said.

The KG Marg complex has three office blocks with a built-up area of 4.51 lakh square feet while the Africa Avenue complex is having four blocks with a built-up area of 5.08 lakh square feet.

The vacated space will be developed as the Prime Minister's new residence and office under the Central Vista Redevelopment project.

As part of the Central Vista Project, works are on building new Parliament and is expected to be completed by next year when India will be celebrating its 75 years of Independence.

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