The college will be run by the army’s Western Command Headquarters.
Confirming the development, Gian Chand Gupta, speaker of Haryana state assembly, efforts were being made for a long time to establish the nursing college for a long time for which already 10 acres of land from the state government has been allotted.
Gupta, on Monday, met Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and requested him to start the construction work of this Army Nursing College at the earliest.
The site where the Army Nursing College would come up in Bataud village is just 20 kms from the Western Command Headquarters at Chandimandir. In February 2019, the state government transferred the requisite land to the Western Command Headquarters but the construction of the college could not be started due to lack of funds. Gupta claimed that the union minister has assured to start the construction of the college at the earliest.
During the meeting Gian Chand Gupta also demanded for the setting up of a defense equipment manufacturing industry on HMT land in Pinjore. Detailed discussion was also held regarding the defence equipment manufacturing industry and a defense park. Gupta informed the Union Minister that after the setting up of this project, Panchkula would be recognized as a hub of assembling helicopter and aeroplane parts.
Gupta also elaborated on the practicality and utility of the proposed defence equipment manufacturing industry in Pinjore. He said that with this, about 800 acres of the land of the HMT unit closed due to heavy losses would be properly utilized. Apart from this, the place has strategic importance as it is situated on the national highway of Ambala-Kalka-Shimla and Ladakh.
He said that the headquarters of the Western Command of the Indian Army is also located near Chandimandir. Apart from this, Bharat Electronics Limited (Bell) in Panchkula, DRDO Institute at Ramgarh, Basic Training Center (BTC) of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force situated at Bhanu (Panchkula), DIG office of CRPF at Pinjore are such other establishments which are directly or indirectly associated with Indian Armed Forces and Defence. Also, the area is surrounded by prominent health and educational institutes like PGIMER, Punjab University, Punjab Engineering College etc. The IIT Ropar and a large number of private engineering colleges are also located in the adjoining areas of Chandigarh.