Big News: Second AIIMS Coming to Shobhan, Darbhanga in Bihar – Land Approved!

Darbhanga, Bihar: Great news for Darbhanga! The path has been cleared for the construction of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in Darbhanga district, Bihar. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar himself shared this exciting development after inaugurating the Medical College Hospital in Darbhanga.

The Chief Minister revealed that the Center has approved the construction of AIIMS in Shobhan, Darbhanga, marking a significant step forward in the healthcare infrastructure of the region. Nitish Kumar expressed his satisfaction, stating that the land in Shobhan has been identified for the construction of the second AIIMS in Bihar after Patna.

This announcement by Nitish Kumar indicates that all obstacles hindering the Darbhanga AIIMS project have been resolved, and construction is set to commence soon. The Chief Minister’s statement implies a resolution to the disagreement between the central and state governments, primarily revolving around the choice of land for AIIMS.

Initially, there was a proposal to build AIIMS near Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), but Nitish Kumar, after joining the Grand Alliance, advocated for Shobhan Bypass.

The Grand Alliance, led by Nitish Kumar, proposed the construction of AIIMS on Shobhan Bypass, a proposal initially resisted by the central government. However, the recent approval indicates a favorable outcome, with the Modi government acceding to the Bihar government’s insistence.

Nitish Kumar shared that a letter has been received from the Central Government, confirming the development of the identified site. The site will undergo elevation, and four lanes will be constructed, promising a high-quality facility. The Chief Minister assured quick progress and submission of the plan to the center, indicating the central government’s agreement.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after approval, has paved the way for the Health Department to allocate 150 acres of land for the AIIMS project in the Shobhan bypass area of the Bahadurpur zone in Darbhanga.

The approval, however, comes with certain conditions outlined by the Central Government:

  1. 4-Lane Connectivity with East-West Corridor (NH 27): The infrastructure development will include a four-lane road connection, enhancing accessibility to the proposed AIIMS.
  2. Proper Electricity Connection and Water Management: Ensuring reliable power supply and efficient water management systems to support the functioning of AIIMS Darbhanga.
  3. Landfilling of the Proposed Land: Adequate measures for the preparation and leveling of the designated land to meet the construction requirements.

Notably, the State President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Darbhanga, Samrat Chaudhary, expressed the party’s unwavering commitment to the AIIMS project. Chaudhary, during a recent interaction with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, emphasized the need for expeditious action in handing over the land for the Darbhanga AIIMS.

In a statement from the BJP district office in Darbhanga, Chaudhary reiterated the party’s strong desire for the timely construction of AIIMS in Darbhanga. The BJP aims to see the project through swiftly, ensuring the region benefits from advanced healthcare facilities at the earliest.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s recent statement indicates that all obstacles have been overcome, and construction is set to commence soon. It suggests a compromise between the Modi government and the Bihar government, with the latter’s insistence on Shobhan being accepted.

In response to Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav’s comments on the politics surrounding Darbhanga AIIMS, where he mentioned the central government providing Rs 500 crore while the state incurs a cost of Rs 3,000 crore for land, questions are being raised about the delay in construction. Tejashwi Yadav implied that the central government might take credit for the project while spending less.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, however, assured that the Central Government has agreed to the proposal, and development plans for the Shobhan site are underway. The site will be elevated, and four lanes are being constructed for better connectivity. The Chief Minister expressed optimism, stating that the construction will proceed swiftly, and the central government is on board with the project.


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