New Delhi Government has given environment clearance for expansion of AIIMS Residential Colony at Ayurvigyan Nagar in the national capital, which would entail an investment of about Rs 360 crore.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), an autonomous apex hospital that offers health care along with a teaching medical college facility for higher education, provides residential accommodation for the staff and students.
The administrative staff has decided to expand the residential colony with demolition of some existing old structures for their staff.
AIIMS had applied for the environment clearance (EC) in December 2014.
"The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) examined the proposal in May and recommended granting of EC to AIIMS. Based on the EAC recommendations, the Environment Ministry has given environmental clearance for the project 'Expansion of AIIMS Residential Colony' at Ayurvigyan Nagar, New Delhi," a senior Environment Ministry official said.
The total cost of the expansion project is about Rs 360 crore, the official added.
The existing buildings for residential purpose are Type - IA, IB, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB, IVA, transit hostel and garages.
"Out of these existing buildings, Type -- IIA, IIB, IIA, IIIA and IIIB will be demolished. New buildings of Type-IV, Type-V and Type-VI will be constructed," the official said.
The EC has been given with certain conditions like there should be a parking facility for 2,225 equivalent car space, rain water harvesting plan, installation of sewage treatment unit and use of fly ash as building material among others.
The clearance, however, is subject to final order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Goa Foundation versus Union of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No.460 of 2004 as may be applicable to this project, the official added.