CHANDIGARH, JUNE 23: The Punjab Government today has given go ahead for the setting up of Multi Super Specialty Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Amritsar over an area of 6 hectare. Nod in this regard has been given in a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr. Sarvesh Kaushal, Chief Secretary, Punjab.
It was disclosed by an official spokesperson of the Punjab Government. He said the meeting which was convened pursuing the directions of Mr.Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister and Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister was attended by Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Secretary Local Bodies, Chief Architecture, Punjab and representative from the Finance Department.
Chief Secretary was apprised that as per the zoning regulations laid down for Amritsar city, hospital could not be built in the industrial area whereas such construction is permissible in the Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Patiala as per the zonal regulations of these cities. All the participants in unison approved that such kind of Multi Super Specialty Hospital would prove to be a big boon for the citizen of Punjab as the residents would avail the world class health care facilities in Punjab and they need not to go anywhere out of the state. Chief Secretary said that with the setting up of Apollo Hospital citizen of Punjab, besides getting good medical healthcare facilities would also save their hard earned money and time they have to spare while going other big hospitals in other states.
Chief Secretary told that this hospital would be constructed along 100 feet wide highway from Amritsar to Pathankot and exactly opposite to Verka Milk Plant. It was appraised that Housing and Urban Development in order to amend the zoning regulations of the Master Plan of Amritsar has inserted Public Notice in the Newspapers on May 15,2015 under the section 76 of Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act-1995 and invite the objections/ advise from the citizen. It was told that the department has received not a single objection in this regard.
The spokesperson said that based on these grounds it was decided in the meeting that approval for change of land use (CLU)/Building plan would be taken within time.