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Foundation stone of university near Gurgaon may be laid in April

PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh said in a public function that the foundation stone of the university would be laid this month

gurgaon Updated: Apr 02, 2017 23:49 IST
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Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had announced a year ago that the university will be set up.(Representative photo)

A year after chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that a university would be set up at Gurgaon’s Kankrola village, a minister from his cabinet said on Sunday that the foundation stone of the university would be laid this month.

Rao Narbir Singh, Haryana public works department (PWD) minister and an MLA from Gurgaon’s Badshahpur constituency, had pushed for a university at Kankrola village, 24 kms from Gurgaon city, which falls under his constituency. He pursued the matter with the state government, following which CM Khattar announced on April 10 last year that a varsity would be set up at the village.

Khattar had announced that the university would be set up across 50 acres at a cost of Rs400 crore. He had assured that work would start soon.

On Sunday, Singh announced at a public function at the Sheetla Mata temple complex that the foundation stone of the university would be laid this month, but he refrained from announcing a particular day. His spokesperson said the date would be announced after consultation with the CM and completing other formalities.

The minister also announced the setting up of a 300-bed hospital in Sector 67 of Badshahpur to provide better health facilities.

Official sources in the district administration said the university project was delayed as there was confusion over allocation of land for the institution.

“The minister wants the university to come up in his constituency while other local leaders are pushing for the institution to be set up in Sohna or Gurgaon,” said an official privy to the development. Singh was unavailable for comment.

First Published: Apr 02, 2017 23:49 IST