PANCHKULA: Decks have been cleared for the construction of Army Nursing College at Bataur village in Panchkula district. The college will be run by the Western Command Headquarters of the Indian Army.
Haryana assembly speaker Gian Chand Gupta met Union defence minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi recently, and requested him to start the construction work of the Army Nursing College at the earliest. Besides this, he also requested him for setting up a defence equipment manufacturing industry on the HMT land in Pinjore.
Gupta said efforts to establish Army Nursing College was pending from a long time and they already got allotted 10 acres of land from the state government for this purpose. The site where the Army Nursing College would come up in Bataur village is 20 km from the Western Command Headquarters at Chandimandir.
The state government had given the land for setting up of this college. In February 2019, the land was transferred to the Western Command Headquarters, but the college could not be constructed due to lack of funds. Gupta has requested the defence minister to release the grant for the same.
During his meeting, Gupta also demanded setting up of defence equipment manufacturing industry on the HMT land in Pinjore.