Staff Reporter

Rs.132 crores sanctioned for West Campus of Indraprastha University at Dwarka

Power Department proposals amounting to Rs.68.28 crores approved Proposal to widen National Highway-1 road from Metcalfe Crossing to Timarpur

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government's Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) has cleared seven proposals worth Rs.216 crores relating to Higher Education, Home, Power and Public Works Departments. The meeting also gave the nod for construction of the first phase of West Campus of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University at Dwarka to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.132 crores.

These projects were cleared at a meeting held under the leadership of Finance Minister A.K. Walia on Friday evening. Briefing newsmen later, Dr. Walia said that a sprawling modern campus of the IP University would come up at Dwarka by the end of 2008. The new campus would also accommodate three additional school building blocks and two hostel building blocks for its constituent unit, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, apart from other planned buildings of the University. Dr. Walia expressed confidence that the new campus of the University would help in imparting meaningful higher education to the students of Delhi and satellite townships.

Dr. Walia said proposals of the Power Department amounting to Rs.68.28 crores were also approved by the EFC.

A proposal of the Public Works Department amounting to Rs.8.33 crores cleared by the EFC would enable widening of the National Highway-1 road from Metcalfe Crossing to Timarpur Crossing from six lanes to eight.

The EFC also cleared two proposals of the Home Department for a fire station and 21 staff quarters to be constructed in Okhla Industrial Area at an estimated cost of Rs.3.34 crores.