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Education City to host pvt, govt varsities

gurgaon Updated: May 02, 2013 01:37 IST
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The Millennium City, a potential education hub, is likely to get its first-ever Education City in Sector 68.

According to the master plan of the Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex of 2031, 470 acres have been earmarked for the Education City by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).

The Education City, located nearly 5km from Rajiv Chowk on Sohna Road, is likely to house both government and private universities.

“Gurgaon is the biggest city of Haryana, with the IT and health industries booming. However, the city doesn’t have any government university. The number of universities has not been decided yet, but there will be both government and private institutions here,” SS Prasad, Haryana principal secretary for higher education, said.

The Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex master plan was chalked out in November 2012 and was released early this year.

Out of the total 470 acres, the plan has specifically dedicated 250 acres for the setting up of a government university, while the rest has been earmarked for private educational institutions.

But the district town and country planning (DTCP) is yet to acquire the land.

“The plan was made with a 2031 perspective and acquisition of the land would happen in the next two years. It is too early to say how many institutions are going to be set up as the plan is still in a premature stage,” said SS Dhillon, principal secretary of Haryana’s town and country planning and urban estates.