New Delhi, Sept 01 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singhhas reviewed the status of the establishment of the Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Medical Sciences (CAPFIMS) in New Delhi.Also Read - Gandhi-Savarkar Row: Don't Think Mahatma Gandhi is Father of Nation, Says Veer Savarkar's Grandson | WATCH
An official release said that the layout plan of the institute was approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs in January 2015. It said, a No Objection Certificate of local authorities has also been obtained, except from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Also Read - India Successfully Tests 'Akash Prime' Missile, Destroys Aerial Target | Watch
The ministry said that as per the Forest Department, out of 54 acres land allotted to the CAPFIMS, 16 acres falls under the geo-morphological ridge area, where construction is prohibited. Hence, the layout plan is being revised. (Also Re: Rajnath Singh visits injured security men in AIIMS) Also Read - Ease Travel Restrictions: India Urges Australia to Address Difficulties Being Faced by Its Students
In October, 2013, the government had approved the establishment of the CAPFIMS comprising of a 500-bed General Hospital, a 300-bed Super Specialty Hospital, a Nursing College and a School of Paramedics at an estimated cost of over 1368 crore rupees in the Maidangarhi area of New Delhi.