In line with the Government’s vision for building New India, the national building construction corporation (NBCC)—a PSU, has collaborated with many foreign companies to import 3D printing technology for speedy and sustainable construction of projects.
The initiative follows after PM Narendra Modi in a review meeting of urban projects had expressed concern over the slow pace of construction of affordable houses in the country and exhorted officials for speeding up construction. He had also directed the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to give a fillip to construction of affordable houses using 3D construction technology in 25 major cities to begin with.
Anoop Kumar Mittal, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NBCC said that new technology adoption initiative for faster and sustainable construction would play the key role in realizing the dreams of ‘New India’.He said that NBCC has collaborated with renowned companies of the countries like USA for importing 3D printing technology, Gremound (Hungary) and ETICS-BOLIX (Poland) to import energy efficient solutions and non-tectonic technology systems.
“NBCC is now poised to make a huge leap forward by involving itself in the business activities that would ensure sustainable infrastructure development of the country in its bid to build a New India,” said Mittal.
Officials said that 3D technology in construction was introduced only a few years ago in the year 2011-12 and it is frequently used by many developed countries. It enables fast construction and also reduces the cost of housing.
NBCC works under administrative control of the ministry of housing and urban affairs.
Mittal said that NBCC will launch about 1,000 flats for sale in this festival season and is in discussion with the government to develop affordable housing projects on surplus land with PSUs. He said that the company is also in talks with the government for developing islands in Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep.
While giving details about the works, Mittal said that the company had been consistently performing well and the Order Book position of the Company as of now, stood at around Rs 75000 Crore and was likely to touch the figure of approximately 1 Lakh Crore in next few months.
NBCC already had huge work orders from the Government in respect of the redevelopment of properties which included Rs.5000 Crores East Kidwai Nagar Redevelopment which is nearing completion; Rs.2149 Crores Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre for ITPO; AIIMS Redevelopment Works of Rs.5828 Crores etc.
In this context, Mittal also shared details on recently secured huge works of the redevelopment of government. properties valuing approximately Rs 25000 Crore located at Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar and Nauraji Nagar in posh south Delhi. DR. Mittal in this regard, added that this Nauroji Nagar Commercial Hub shall be named World Trade Centre, New Delhi, as NBCC has got the License from WTC New York recently.