Delhi Cab nod for construction of 2nd phase of ILBS in Two Yrs

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New Delhi, Jul 28 (UNI) The Delhi Cabinet today gave its nod for construction of second phase of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) at South Delhi and setting up of a Science and Technology Park at NSIT Dwarka.

At a meeting, chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the Cabinet also decided to release Rs 325.50 crore to the MCD for construction of parking area over covered Nallahs for 576 buses.

Briefing mediapersons after the Cabinet Meeting, Ms Dikshit said Phase-II of the ILBS shall include an academic block, research block, clinical block, residential block, support services, Delhi Organ Retrieval and Banking Organization (DORBO) and additional capacity of beds in two general wards and ICU.

The Institute would also be equipped with the facility of a helipad to deal with emergency situations. Phase-II shall be an integral part of Phase-I premises. It is proposed to be constructed as a world-class building fully integrated with Phase-I of the Institute.

The estimated cost for construction of Phase-II, spread over an area of 6.575 acres, would be Rs 223.29 crore and the project would be completed within two years.

Ms Dikshit said her government is keen to get it completed as early as possible. Hence it has decided to get the work completed through DMRC on turnkey basis as a deposit work.

The Chief Minister said the ILBS, a 280 bedded (teaching) super-specialty autonomous institute, is being set up as a world-class, state-of-the-art facility which would comprehensively provide a modern set up for diagnosis and treatment, dedicated research and advance training the field of liver and biliary diseases.

The ILBS is aimed at being an autonomous, professionally self-sustaining teaching hospital and Institute, which will be a torch-bearer model for healthcare in the country. The Institute aims at amalgamating the academic skills of a university, clinical acumen of the super-specialist and the managerial skills of the corporate world.

Ms Dikshit said the Cabinet has approved a proposal for setting up of a Science and Technology Park on PPP Model at NSIT Campus, Dwarka with an aim to foster industry-institute partnership in the areas of advanced technology research, provide an opportunity for the NSIT to leverage industry expertise and to support advanced research, position Delhi as an important destination for advanced research in Science and Technology and promote small and medium entrepreneurs by creating a conducive environment in the filed of Information and Technology.

The park would be fully developed over a period of 3-4 years.

The NASSCOM (National Association of Software Service Companies) and its associated consultants have assessed over 20 potential areas of research for this park, which include bio-technology, information and communication technology etc. The park would include a R and D (Research&Development) Centre, incubator to provide a platform to students and professors for testing their ideas and conducting further research, plug and play facility, conferencing facility and commercial space.

Ms Dikshit said this park is envisaged to house research and development units of Indian and Multi-National Companies and serve as a knowledge hub in the National Capital Region. This platform would further act as a catalyst in the proposed mechanism for academia-industry interaction.

The Cabinet has also decided to release amount of Rs 325.50 crore to the MCD for covering of the Kushak Nallah and Sunheri Bagh Nallah for construction of parking area for 576 buses during the ensuing Commonwealth Games.

A parking for 336 buses would be made available by covering the Kushak Nallah behind Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium and for another 240 buses by covering Sunheri Bagh Nallah from Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to Dyal Singh College along Lodhi Road. The work is expected to be completed by March, 2010.

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