Ranchi, May 18: Guess what's on offer for the employees of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi.
A marriage hall, when a fresh paint of their living quarters, proper roads and a little bit of green in the open space of the colony are the need of the hour.
The RIMS management is setting up the marriage hall — perhaps the first for any state-run hospital — at the staff colony at Rs 1.57 crore. Earlier, the authorities had proposed to come up with a shopping complex on the premises. But a rap from Jharkhand High Court forced the management to scrap the project.
Construction of the state-of-the-art marriage hall, complete with accommodation facilities, is almost over and at present, only finishing touches are being given. It is likely to be inaugurated within a fortnight.
Spread over 6,000sqft, the hall, having a capacity to accommodate 500 people, has 12 rooms, corridors, balconies, two kitchens and eight bathrooms attached to it. There are six rooms on the ground floor and five rooms on the first floor of which four are air-conditioned. An open space of 28,000sqft, flaunting a fountain and a garden, surrounds it. As many as 50 cars can be parked on the premises.
RIMS director N.N. Aggarwal defended the project, saying that there was nothing wrong in constructing a marriage hall. "It is for the welfare of our employees. Several organisations offer such facility to its staff," he said.
But wouldn't it have been better if the money was spent to upgrade the colony? To this, Aggarwal said a forum had been formed for this purpose. "I want to involve the residents while developing the colony. Recently, street lights were put up. Other facilities will follow soon," he said.Source:Telegraphindia
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