Bhopal: Medical college to file details of deviations from original map

  • HT Correspondent, Bhopal
  • Updated: Dec 23, 2015 22:20 IST

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Advance Medical Science College and Hospital at Kolar in Bhopal to submit details of deviations from the map approved by the BMC and town and country planning in its construction on January 12, said counsel for the medical college Dharamveer Sharma.

Dharamveer Sharma said that during the NGT hearing, he had requested the body to grant some more time for complying with its December 17 directions, according to which they have to mark the deviations in the construction from the original approved map.

Last month, the green tribunal had directed the college to submit a reply on the report submitted by the expert committee, which was constituted by the tribunal in August to look into the violations, deviation and variance with respect to the original plan in the construction of the medical college and hospital.

Sharma said that expert committee submitted its report on November 4, listing violations during the construction process. He said that the construction of the medical college and hospital was 43% complete. Sharma reiterated that the construction was taken up as there was a condition in the lease granted by the state government that hospital should be functional within five years and constructions should be complete within two years.

According to the counsel for the petitioner Shantanoo Saxena, the state environment impact assessment authority (SEIAA) had directed the stopping of the construction of the medical college and hospital in Kolar when it was just 10% complete in 2012.

He said that despite the direction, the construction continued and this year, SEIAA recommended the grant of environment clearance. He said he requested the NGT to probe into how the hospital continued with the construction and how the SEIAA recommended the granting of environmental clearance for the construction of the medical college and hospital despite these violations.

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