Delhi Govt gives nod for new hospital,3.5 km Metro link extension

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New Delhi, Nov 13 (UNI) The Delhi Cabinet today gave its nod for construction of a 750 bed hospital at Dwarka and an extension of Metro Link between Sector-21 Dwarka and IGI Airport.

The Cabinet also sanctioned Rs 214 crore to MCD for construction of 17 new road over bridges/road under bridges and approved a methodology for operations of privately owned stage carriage buses to replace existing blue line buses.

It also decided to set up the Delhi State Spatial Data Infrastructure for which an MoU would be signed with Survey of India.

These decisions were taken in a Cabinet Meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Briefing mediapersons after the Cabinet Meeting, Ms Dikshit said the Rs 350-crore hospital will be named after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and will have provision for teaching facilities. It would be constructed at Dwarka over a plot measuring 15 acres of land allotted by DDA and will be functional by 2010.

Since the Dwarka Hospital is planned as a major facility for a sub-city of one million population, the Cabinet considered it appropriate to go in for a state-of-the-art facility which would serve the population over the next 50-100 years.

It would provide comprehensive health care encompassing preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare with outreach services to the residents of Dwarka and neighbouring areas particularly to the low socio-economic group, also provide round-the-clock emergency services, maternity services, operation facilities and all kinds of specialist healthcare services along with super specialty services and act as a referral institution for patients referred from Dispensaries/Health Centres.

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