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Gurgaon to soon get medical college named after Sheetla Devi: CM Khattar

Construction and management of the college will be shared by the MCG, the GMDA and the shrine board of Sheetla Mata temple

gurgaon Updated: Jun 29, 2017 23:25 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar (centre) was in the city on Thursday to launch a plantation drive. As part of the drive, he planted saplings at Saraswati Kunj Society in Sector 53.
Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar (centre) was in the city on Thursday to launch a plantation drive. As part of the drive, he planted saplings at Saraswati Kunj Society in Sector 53.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said in Gurgaon that a medical college named after goddess Sheetla Devi would be set up in the city. He added that the construction and management of the college would shared by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and the Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Shrine Board, which runs the Sheetla Mata temple in the city.

He also said that work on the project will be initiated as soon as land is identified for the medical college. Of the total cost of the project, the MCG will bear 40%, the GMDA 40%, and the shrine board 20%, he added.

Khattar made the announcement while attending the ‘Harit Gurugram - Ek Prayas 2017’ programme in Sector 52.

As part of the event, he launched a plantation drive by planting saplings in Saraswati Kunj Society in Sector 53. He also announced that a pond situated on a vacant land belonging to the Haryana urban development authority (Huda) in the sector will be rejuvenated.

According to the CM’s office, he also launched six development projects worth Rs15 crore on the occasion.

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Addressing the public on Thursday, Khattar said projects such as ‘Har Ghar Hariyali’ and ‘Har Gao Ped Ki Chao’ will motivate people to plant more trees in open spaces.

He also said that the government will invite corporates and industries to participate in plantation campaigns.

“Many development projects are coming up in Gurgaon as this is an iconic city that has helped in the growth of the whole state,” he said. He also spoke of the infrastructure projects, such as widening of the Badshahpur drain, that have been initiated to ease traffic movement and reduce waterlogging in the city.

“A report is being prepared for the construction of an underpass on Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Mandir Road and it will be built soon,” he said.

Referring to the demand for electricity by residents living within a 900-metre radius of the ammunition depot on Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road, the CM said a favourable verdict is expected on the residents’ petition in the high court. Residents in the area are also not allowed to carry out construction work in their colonies.

The CM also responded to Gurgaon MLA Umesh Aggarwal’s demand for a welcome gate on Delhi-Gurgaon special routes. The MLA made the proposal for the gates a few months ago. Khattar said the proposal was already approved during the golden jubilee programme held last year, but was announced on Thursday.

“The welcome gates connecting the city with neighbouring Delhi and Rajasthan will welcome people entering the city and will have a great impact on visitors,” said Aggarwal.

First Published: Jun 29, 2017 23:25 IST