Tuesday, November 8, 2011

[ZESTCaste] SC/ST hostel to be ready by Nov 30



SC/ST hostel to be ready by Nov 30
TNN Nov 8, 2011, 01.49AM IST

NOIDA: The Noida Authority is fast rushing towards completion of
another dream project of chief minister Mayawati - the Rs 40 crore Dr
Ambedkar SC/ST hostel. Meant exclusively for working women and girl
students belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, the
hostel is expected to be ready for use by November 30. The Authority
has invited applications from interested candidates that need to be
submitted by November 20.

Construction of the SC/ST hostel is nearly complete and the Authority
has asked the construction agency, Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam,
to wrap up all finishing work before the month end. Located in sector
62, this first-of-its-kind hostel boasts of infrastructure and
facilities "matching those of any renowned private college hostels."

The six-storey hostel complex has a capacity to accommodate 500
people. "With 200 double and 100 single occupancy rooms, the Ambedkar
hostel is also equipped with security measures including CCTV cameras,
round the clock surveillance by a fleet of security guards, etc to
ensure safety of all inmates," said Noida Authority DCEO Anil Raj
Kumar. The eligibility for getting a hostel seat have already been
advertised by the state government and admission procedure for
selected candidates will begin from November 20. The state of the art
hostel will provide accommodation to needy women at subsidized costs.
The list of selected candidates will be finalized by the Greater Noida
Education Committee.

The proposal for the hostel was first made in January 2009 on
Mayawati's 53rd birthday along with a host of other projects totalling
Rs 3,500 crore. Construction of the girls' hostel began in March 2009
and was supposed to be completed within a year. However, due to
technical glitches in the original architectural plan, the project got
delayed and construction was finally completed earlier this month.
Another such hostel meant for male SC/ST students and working
professionals is being readied in Greater Noida.

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