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Smart Governance InLine NBCC to construct AIIMS in Himachal Pradesh N avratna CPSE NBCC (India) has bagged a prestigious project for planning, designing & construction of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kothipara in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh worth Rs 1138 crore. The Project has been awarded to NBCC by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Spread over 205 acres, the proposed institution will have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds and ICU (Specialty & Super Specialty) beds. In addition, there will an institutional block catering to around 100 MBBS students and 60 nursing students apart from an Administration Block, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Guest House, Hostels and Residential facilities which will be equipped with modern amenities. NBCC has been a prime mover in Health Infrastructure sector of the country and has been undertaking several significant projects such as ESIC Hospitals, Medical Colleges & Hospitals of various State Governments across the country. 9th round of bidding for CGD license Open G overnment has opened 9th round of bidding for city gas distribution (CGD) licensing, in another 86 GAs (Geographical Areas) covering 174 districts. Speaking at the ninth CGD Bid Round here Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said this is the largest ever round which covers 20 States and 2 Union Territories (UT) of the country. After this round, India will have CGD coverage in nearly 50 per cent of the total 640 districts in the country and about 50 per cent (61 crore) of the population of the country. The last day for bidding is July 10. The round is likely to attract an investment of Rs 70,000 crore. The bid round is also aimed at meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's target of giving piped cooking gas connection to 1 crore households, roughly triple the current size, by 2020. CGD licences for Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, Ludhiana and Jalandhar in Punjab, Barmer, Alwar and Kota in Rajasthan, Coimbatore and Salem in Tamil Nadu, Allahabad, Faizabad, Amethi and Rai Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Dehradun in Uttarakhand and Burdwan in West Bengal are on offer. Bidders have been asked to quote the number of CNG stations to be set up and number of domestic cooking gas connections to be given in the first eight years of operation. In the new guidelines, maximum weightage of 50 per cent has been given to the number of piped gas connections proposed in eight years from the date of authorisation, as compared to 30 per cent earlier. Companies having a net worth of not less than Rs 150 crore can bid for cities with a population of 50 lakh and more while the same for cities with population of 20 lakh to 50 lakh has been proposed at Rs 100 crore. A Mini Gas Grid in North East connecting all state capitals being developed by a JV of 5 companies will cover 1,500 kms is also being developed. 16 | May 2018 | www.smartgovernance.in