Chandigarh October 8: While emphasizing the need of quality education, Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today directed to expedite the completion of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Education City in district Sonipat. He added that institutes of national and international repute would soon be invited to establish their institutes.
Mr Manohar Lal, who was presiding over a meeting of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) regarding the Rajiv Gandhi Education City here today, also directed that a dedicated officer should be appointed to ensure the speedy completion of this prestigious project. He made it clear that State Government is committed to providing quality education to the students in the State and standard of education would not be allowed to be compromised at any cost.
The Chief Minister said that residential area should also be developed in the Education City besides offering sites for the construction of hotels and restaurants to develop it as a world class campus.
It was informed in the meeting that Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) would soon float 11 more plots for allotment to reputed educational institutes to set up their campuses in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City. It was also informed that 21 plots have so far been allotted to 13 educational institutes or organisations in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City. These include M/s Asian Education Society, M/s FORE School of Management, M/s Sonepat Hindu Educational and Charitable Society, M/s Manav Rachna International University, M/s International Foundation for Research and Education, M/s Lala Nemi Chand Educational Trust, Shri Om Parkash Bansal Educational and Social Welfare Trust, Mandi Gobindgarh, SRM University, West Mambalam, Chennai, Bharti Vidyapeeth Educational Complex, New Delhi and Chanderwati Educational and Charitable Trust, New Delhi. Apart from this, plots were also allotted for the setting up of National Law University, Extension Campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Tourism University.
The Chief Minister was apprised that an amount of Rs 194.52 crores has so far been spent on various development works, including construction of roads, water supply, sewerage, electrical ducts, community building and other maintenance works, in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City.
Haryana Chief Secretary Mr. D.S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Town and Country Planning Department, Mr. P. Raghvendra Rao, Chief Administrator HUDA, Mr. Brijendra Singh, OSD Mr. Mukul Kumar and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.