Dispensary, police station at IT Park awaiting final nod

  • Aarish Chhabra, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2015 12:50 IST

Plans for social infrastructure and some traffic requirements in Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, or IT Park, are finally getting a thrust.

The UT’s information technology (IT) department has received an area layout plan from the architecture department for a dispensary, a commercial area, and a police station for the area.

In addition, there a divider would be constructed on the road dividing DT Mall and Infosys’ building so that traffic is better managed.

Two slip roads for the left-side traffic to enter and exit this have also been planned so as to prevent clogging.

Secretary, IT department, SB Deepak Kumar confirmed that the maps had been drawn out for the plans.

“We have the proposal, and we are awaiting a nod,” he told HT.

Sources said after the formal nod, which could come anytime, the respective departments — for instance, the health department for the dispensary — would make targeted project plans. Tenders and deadlines for each would follow, said an official.

A dispensary, in fact, is already proposed for the IT Park in the city’s draft master plan, and the recent move is a step towards realising that. The traffic problem and haphazard parking in certain pockets is also a long-held grouse of the people.

The IT Park set up by the administration currently houses more than 65 companies, including IT giants Infosys and Tech Mahindra, which together have nearly 17,000 employees. The IT Park has been accorded special economic zone (SEZ) status by the Union government.

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