Work on Kalpana Chawla hospital set to pick pace

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Karnal
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2014 22:21 IST

Following relaxation in the model code of conduct, the construction of Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital (KCGMCH) here is all set to pick pace.

Showing satisfaction, director of Haryana Police Housing Corporation (HPHC) BS Sandhu, who visited the construction site on Monday, said that the nodal agency would ensure the construction in a given timeframe of two years.

"Owing to the electioneering rule, I could not visit the site in the last almost two months. But now we are fully geared up to expedite the work. Today, the works done were assessed and future plans were discussed to clear certain routine official hiccups for the project," Sandhu told reporters after holding a meeting with various agencies involved in the project.

Police lines establishment which has a police martyr's memorial and Pash Library would be dismantled to make way for the KCGMCH infrastructure. The area has been handed over to the medical college.

"While the memorial is being built at the upcoming police lines complex near the district prison on the Kaithal road, the library would also be shifted at an appropriate place. Soon, roads connecting the campus would be widened to ensure hassle-free traffic movement," he said.

Sandhu said that the construction work of two other medical colleges at Sonepat and Mewat districts were also moving smoothly under the HPHC.

Sandhu said that the state government had planned a prison at Panipat district to handle the problem of overcrowding in various jails. "The new jail would have a capacity to accommodate 1,000 inmates and the HPHC has been asked to undertake the construction," he said.

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