Chandigarh, May 11
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Finance Department to release the sanctioned amount of Rs 60 crore for the first phase of construction of the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University (MBSPSU), Patiala campus.
He asked the department to enhance the allocation for the institution in this year’s Budget, saying Rs 15 crore allotted for the university was less.
Reviewing the progress of the state’s first sports university, the Chief Minister today asked PWD Minister Vijay Inder Singla to assign a Chief Engineer to steer the campus construction, with the help of an external consultant, to ensure speedy completion of the project.
He also directed Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Sodhi to set up a three-member committee to coordinate with the PWD for expediting the work on the university, which had been functioning from another campus since 2019.
The Chief Minister approved a draft MoU to be signed with the UK-based Loughborough University to institutionalise the collaboration. — TNS