Tribune News Service
Dharamsala, January 9
Vishal Nehria, local BJP MLA, has said that the construction of the campus of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) in the Jadrangal area of Dharamsala would start in April.The MLA along with PWD officials visited the site proposed by the state government at Jadrangal for the construction of the CUHP campus.
Nehria, talking to mediapersons, said the case of forest clearance for land proposed for the campus at Jadrangal would be prepared in next few days and the state government would ensure that it was cleared by the competent authority in a few days. “We are holding meetings every week to review the progress of the allotment of land for the CUHP at Jadrangal,” he said.
Uncertainty had cropped up about the land proposed at Jadrangal. A team of geologists from Shimla had raised questions about the stability of the proposed land and the case was referred to the Geological Survey of India (GSI) headquarters in Kolkata. Sources said that geological experts from Kolkata would give the design for the stability of university buildings to be brought up at Jadrangal.
Though the land proposed for the campus is under process, the land at Dehra has been transferred in the name of the university. However, the university authorities have not been able to start construction of the campus at Dehra due to a political controversy. Congress leaders from Dharamsala are alleging a conspiracy in shifting of the entire CUHP campus from Jadrangal.
The government is not in favour of constructing the CUHP campus at Dehra. It fears that it may have a negative political fallout in the Kangra parliamentary constituency, which has 20 Assembly seats. Dehra subdivision, where the land has been allotted for the CUHP, is part of the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency.
Now, Nehria is claiming that the construction of the CUHP campus at Jadrangal will start in April. It remains to be seen if the forestland proposed for the CUHP campus at Jadrangal is transferred in the name of the university before April.
Kolkata experts to give design
- There was uncertainty over the land proposed by the state government at Jadrangal when a team of geologists from Shimla raised questions about its stability
- Then the case was referred to the GSI headquarters in Kolkata
- Geological experts from Kolkata will give the design for the stability of university buildings at Jadrangal