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Bihar Cabinet approves Rs 309 cr for construction of AIIMS-Darbhanga

Once operational, it will have 750 beds along with various healthcare facilities

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Press Trust of India Patna

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The Bihar government approved Rs 309 crore for soil filling and land levelling work, which would facilitate construction of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga.
The Union government had in September 2020 granted approval for the AIIMS at Darbhanga, the second in Bihar after Patna, at an estimated cost of Rs 1,264 crore.
"An amount of Rs 309.29 crore for the construction of AIIMS on 189.17 acres of land at Darbhanga was sanctioned by the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The fund will be utilised for soil filling and land levelling work," S Siddharth, Additional Chief Secretary (Cabinet Secretariat), told reporters on Tuesday.
This is a major step towards facilitating the construction of AIIMS at Darbhanga, he said.
Once operational, it will have 750 beds along with various healthcare facilities. The new AIIMS is likely to be completed within a period of 48 months from the date of start of the project.
Besides, the cabinet also approved the proposal to engage 2,832 constables, who have completed their Promotional Training Courses (PTC), for carrying out investigation at different police stations in the state.

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Topics : AIIMS Bihar

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First Published: Apr 19 2023 | 11:27 AM IST

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