Lucknow, Sep 27 (UNI) The Uttar Pradesh government today decided to set up a super speciality hospital for the poor in memory of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) founder president Kanshi Ram.
The decision to this effect was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mayawati.
The work on the 'multi speciality' hospital would commence on October 9, the first death anniversary of Mr Kanshi Ram. The super speciality hospital would be developed on the private-public partnership (PP) model on a land provided by the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA).
The hospital would provide free, world-class medical facilities to the poor. Besides, an international level convention centre would also be constructed at the same site. The proposed convention centre would have the capacity to accommodate 1500 people.
The state cabinet also approved construction of multi-level parking in the Hazratganj, the prime commercial area of the state capital.
In a bid to make the entire process transparent, the cabinet also approved selection of a consultant. In a bid to establish a link between the Lucknow Development Authority and the proposed consultant, a project development special purpose vehicle would be set up.
A six lane road would also be constructed between Charbagh and Kalidas Marg at a cost of Rs 30 crore. The road would be constructed over the G H Canal.