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Central govt seeks 3 months to announce site for AIIMS in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

The today

filed an before the bench here, seeking three months time to announce the location for setting up an AIIMS in

Sanjay Roy, in the and Family Welfare, filed the affidavit, saying the government has to analyse various factors, such as rail and air links, before deciding on the location.

He said the location of the AIIMS would be decided by the selection committee shortly.

The was filed on a Public Interest litigation (PIL) from K K Ramesh, who sought a direction to the central government to announce the site for the institute in

The had suggested five sites - Thoppur, Pudukottai, Sengipatti, Perunthurai and Chengalpattu for setting up the AIIMS


The court had earlier directed the to decide on the location before December 2017. Since it did not arrive at a decision by then, a contempt petition was filed by Ramesh.

On February 14, the case came up for hearing and the government then sought time, following which the court posted the matter for hearing today.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 23:46 IST
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