Chandigarh, July 18 (YP Bureau)
The Punjab government has allotted 50 acre land to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India free of cost for setting up of a State-of-the-art Cancer Hospital in the Medi-city being developed by GMADA at Mullanpur in district SAS Nagar (Mohali).
A decision to this effect was taken by the 13th meeting of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority under the Chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at CMO this afternoon.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the CMO said that the Atomic Energy Commission had already granted in principle approval for setting up of Cancer Hospital on the lines of the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital Mumbai in Punjab near Chandigarh and the DAE intends to initiate work on the site immediately.
It was also decided in the meeting to engage the services of some eminent company for the beautification, landscaping besides organizing the light & sound program at Baba Bandha Singh Memorial so that the visitors coming at the site should realize the sanctity of the monument in its historical perspective.
GMADA also approved to enhance the maintenance rates for the upkeep of the parks by the resident welfare associations from Rs.1.30 per sq. meters to Rs.1.77 per sq. meter per month.
The authority also cleared the proposal for the setting up of Expo Center of International standards over an area of 60 acre in the knowledge park at Mohali. This project would be developed by PIDB in PPP mode.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal who also holds the portfolio of Housing & Urban Development asked the GMADA for the setting up of such Expo-Center at Amritsar along with conventional hall for holding seminars on trade and commerce. This initiative would help in propelling the potential of exports to an enormous degree especially in the wake of ICP regime at Attari-Wagha border in the Indian sub continent.
Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Housing & Urban Development Mr. SK Sandhu, CA GMADA Mr. Sarvjit Singh, ACA GMADA Mr. Manjit Singh Brar, Director Local Govt. Mr. AK Sinha, Secretary Expenditure Mr. Dalip Kumar, Director Town & Country Planning Mr. MS Aujla, Mr. KJS Cheema and Mr. Gaggandip Singh Brar (both Special Principal Secretaries to Chief Minister)