The infrastructural facilities at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi are poised to get a facelift as the civic administration has given it the go-ahead to modify its layout plan.
The Hauz Khas campus of the institute may soon see beginning of construction work in full swing. The sanction has given the authorities the approval to enhance the student residential facilities. The go-ahead will lead to accommodation facilities for almost 1,300 people. Residential facilities for research scholars will also improve.
To be constructed
- hostel for boys and research scholars
- sports-cum-cultural complex
- a separate engineering block
According to reports, a new hostel will be constructed for boys on the campus. Besides, an additional complex will be also built for married students pursuing research. There are plans to build a sports-cum-cultural interaction centre too. Apart from this, a separate engineering block will also be developed.
The Registrar of the institute said that they had already received sanction from the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) but the approval of Municipal Corporation (MCD) was also needed. Now that it has been granted the work will gain speed.
Notably, this is the fifth time that they have approached the MCD. 2003 was the last time when the plan had been approved but the institute wanted several modifications which required a further approval. It delayed the sanction.
At present, the 312-acre campus has 10 hostels for boys and 3 for girls. Around 70 percent of the 8,000 students currently studying here live in them.