Transfer land for extension campus, IIT-Delhi tells Haryana

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi has written to the Haryana government requesting it for land in Sonepat at the earliest in order to start a campus there.

Earlier this year, the Haryana government had promised 50 to 52 acres to the institute to set up an extension campus. The government then allotted 50 acres at the proposed Rajiv Gandhi Education City (RGEC) in Sonepat.

Later, Director of IIT-Delhi R K Shevgaonkar wrote to the Haryana government asking permission to set up two campuses — one in Sonepat and the other in Jhajjar, next to the AIIMS outreach campus.

The institute requested for an additional 100 acres in Jhajjar. A six-member team from IIT-Delhi visited plots in Jhajjar to identify the site for the second extension campus.

In its latest letter, IIT-Delhi has asked the government to allow construction of a boundary wall at Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat as the institute "wishes to start research activity at this campus".

"We have not heard anything from Haryana. So we have written to them so that we are allowed to begin activities there," an IIT-Delhi official said.

With only one extension campus in sight so far, the institute has decided to start its research facility in the Sonepat campus.

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