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Jaipur Development Authority will start razing structures to construct 22-floor building at SMS hospital – ET HealthWorld

JAIPUR: The Jaipur Development Authority has started clearing the ground for the in-patient department (IPD) tower and Institute of Cardiology Building in SMS Hospital, which will have the state’s first helipad on top of a 110-metre (22-floor) high building.

Tenders have been issued to raze the staff quarters and cottage wards in the premises of SMS Hospital for the construction. An official said, “Seven firms have participated to pull down the structures and work orders will be issued soon after examination of the bids. The stone-laying ceremony of the Rs 400-crore project is scheduled to take place on August 15.”

Once initiated, construction of IPD Towers and the Institute of Cardiology will be completed in a period of 21 months.


An official said, “The IPD Tower will comprise 1,200 beds and the structure will be built in 7.5 lakh sq. ft. area. Similarly, Institute of Cardiology will be built in 1 lakh sq. ft. area.”

The building will be one of its kind as it will have air ambulance landing facility for helicopter, basements including parking and hospital services, twenty operation theaters. Moreover, it will have new mortuary of double capacity.

The project was announced in the budget speech. The medical education department had sanctioned Rs 96 crore for implementation of the announcement. Subsequently, Jaipur Smart City Limited accorded sanction of additional Rs 125 crore for the project.


As per the proposal, the secretary, local self governance (LSG) department and chairman, Jaipur Smart City Limited will issue an order mentioning contributions of various agencies, adding to financial closure of the project. “In the estimated 400-crore project, the Rajasthan Housing Board will fund Rs 100 crore and JDA will provide Rs 50 crore of its share. District Mineral Foundation Trust (DMFT) fund will also raise funds for the project,” said a source.

The commissioner, JDA will open a dedicated bank account for the project and the concerned sanctioning authorities will transfer their respective share of funds.

The JDA will also plan to deploy a posse of engineers for the project. “An officer of the rank of chief engineer/director engineering, JDA will be deputed as in-charge engineer of the project. He will be assisted by one superintendent engineer, two executive engineers, three assistant engineers and five junior engineers,” said a source.


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