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Patil gives nod for school buildings in Dhanas

UT administrator Shivraj Patil has given the nod for the Rs 24-crore plan to construct four-storied buildings for two new government schools planned in Dhanas village, primarily to cater to slum-dwellers who are to be rehabilitated in 8,448 flats already built in the area.

chandigarh Updated: Jun 24, 2013 21:03 IST
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UT administrator Shivraj Patil has given the nod for the Rs 24-crore plan to construct four-storied buildings for two new government schools planned in Dhanas village, primarily to cater to slum-dwellers who are to be rehabilitated in 8,448 flats already built in the area.

The work will begin by the end of the year only, and no deadline as such is available as of now. The education department has estimated that approximately 5,000 children of the flats' allottees would have to be accommodated, of which about 3,000 would be in primary classes.

The locality already has a Government Senior Secondary School and Government Model High School that have 37 classrooms available and would now be run in two shifts to adjust the children for now, as per a decision taken in a meeting by UT adviser KK Sharma.

Further, it has been decided to utilise some of the constructed flats for Anganwaris and to meet other immediate needs of the social infrastructure in the area.

The plinth area of the new buildings would be 5,335 square metres each with a provision for approximately 40 classrooms, science labs, library, sports rooms and watchmen living quarters.

Education secretary VK Singh said necessary provisions for the construction have been made in the annual budget plan of the UT.