IIT Bhubaneswar is getting ready to shift to its new campus at Argul during July 2015. This has been decided in a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Gokul Chandra Pati in secretariat conference hall recently wherein Director IIT Sri Madhusudan Chakrabarti presented the progress of various infrastructural projects required for shifting of the campus. Reviewing the progress, Chief Secretary has directed concerned departments to complete the projects by April,2015.
It has been decided in the meeting that an interim water supply arrangement will be done for IIT campus. Public Health Department has been asked to complete the project by 30th April. It may be pertinent to mention here that a mega water supply project to IIT,NISER and other leading institutions in the area is under implementation. This is scheduled to be completed during 2018-19.
The interim water supply project has been taken up to facilitate the shifting of IIT to its new campus. Chief Secretary Sri Pati has advised Director IIT to construct roof top rain water harvesting structures in the campus to reduce dependence on ground water. It has been targeted to complete the structures before coming rainy season. Roads & Buildings department has been directed to expedite the construction of approach road and complete it well before scheduled time. It has also been decided that a police out post will be set up at Argul near IIT.
Chief Secretary has advised to locate the Outpost in a strategic place for catering to the need of various institutions coming up in the area. Lighting of the road from NISER Jn to IIT campus has also been put on the table. CESU has been asked to take necessary steps for the purpose.
Additional Chief Secretary Revenue & Disaster Management Dr Taradatt, Principal Secretary Home Sri C.J. Venugopal along with Collector Khordha and senior officers from departments of PHD, Energy and Works and Police Commissionerate participated in discussions.