Spread over five acres, the UT education department has planned a new government high school on the premises of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Examination and Research (PGIMER), Sector 12.
The land has already been identified by the hospital authorities, which was also found appropriate by the education department, and the case has been sent to the UT chief architecture office for approval.
The construction cost of the school building will be met by the local administration.
The idea of a new government school on the hospital complex is under consideration for quite some time now, as PGIMER has only one government middle-level school, which lacks infrastructure facilities, as pointed out by inspection reports many a times.
A few months ago, PGIMER had identified another piece of land for school purpose but it was rejected by the administration on the grounds that high-tension wires were running over it besides the land was situated in a low-lying area.
However, the new piece of land, which is located on the northwest side towards the end of the PGIMER campus, near Khuda Jassu bridge, has been found suitable for the school.
Once the chief architecture office gives its green signal, the file will be sent to the engineering department for drawings and other formalities.
"We hope that the construction of the new school will start by end of this year," said a official
Once started, the school will not only take the load of the existing school on the campus, it will also cater to population of nearby villages, including Khuda Lahora, Khuda Jassu, etc.