Delhi govt adopts precast method to ramp up hospital construction
All steel and concrete material structures would be manufactured in factories and assembled at the site, which will boost the speed of construction.
PWD minister Satyendar Jain told the media on Wednesday that the Delhi government had regulated the procedure to construct its hospitals, which will follow an energy-efficient and environment-friendly approach and the precast building material technique.
A meeting was held by Jain with the public works department (PWD) to make critical decisions about the seven hospitals that the Delhi government is constructing to deal with the possible third wave of Covid-19.
These hospitals are being constructed at Shalimar Bagh, Kirari, GTB Hospital campus, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Sarita Vihar, Sultanpuri and Raghubir Nagar. Jain told the media that all the seven hospitals would be completed modular, and all steel and concrete material structures would be manufactured in factories and assembled at the site, which will boost the speed of construction.
He said that the precast building materials are strong and save a lot of time and that these are ready-made blocks of concrete that are brought to the site of construction, where they are assembled to give a final shape. Additionally, he said they would also construct in-house green sewage treatment plants with zero liquid discharge at the hospitals.