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Akhilesh scraps Maya's Rs. 700-cr project

After the previous Mayawati regime spent Rs. 701 crore on the construction of a multi-speciality hospital named after BR Ambedkar in Noida, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has scrapped the project.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2012 01:26 IST
Darpan Singh

After the previous Mayawati regime spent Rs. 701 crore on the construction of a multi-speciality hospital named after BR Ambedkar in Noida, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has scrapped the project.

The state government has now decided to use the ready-to-use infrastructure for a super-speciality paediatric centre. As a fallout, the district hospital - running from the same premises in Sector 30 - will be shifted to Sector 39.

Mayawati's dream project, the hospital - comprising nine multi-storey towers - was awaiting inauguration when the government changed earlier this year. Uttar Pradesh's principal secretary (health education) JP Sharma inspected the premises in Noida on Friday before making the announcement.

"For the district hospital, a new multi-storey building will be constructed in Sector 39," he added. This will be a third relocation of the district hospital - the only government healthcare facility in Noida - in four years.

The hospital was first shifted from Sector 30 to Sector 39 in 2008 so that the Sector 30 location could be used for construction of Mayawati's dream project. Once the project neared completion, the district hospital was shifted back to Sector 30 in July last year.

The previous government had constructed nine multi-storey towers to house the main hospital building, studio and normal apartments for doctors, hostels for nurses, food courts, besides accommodations for class IV employees and patients' attendants.

Two basements were to be used for car parking and utility services.

The new government had stopped further work, deferring purchase of equipment worth Rs. 100 crore.