Tuesday 12 June 2012

New Hostels Inaugurated at IIT Delhi

Two new boys’ hostels namely Girnar and Udaigiri were inaugurated at IIT Delhi today. 

These hostels with a capacity of 1017 beds shall increase hostel capacity from 3552 seats to a total of 4569 boy students against the requirement of 5396 boy students. These hostels give relief to the acute shortage. 

The project, executed by CPWD at a cost Rs. 88.62 crores comprises of eight 5 to 9 storeyed blocks. The hostel has been made disabled friendly and has all common facilities including interaction area and courtyards and basement is provided to cater the parking requirements. 

Environment friendly materials like fly ash in concrete, fly ash bricks, clay tiles, natural stones , mirror optic fixtures, energy efficient luminaries, and maintenance free external finish have been used. For fire safety automatic sprinklers in basement along with provision of fire escapes staircases have been provided. 

The hostels were inaugrated by Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi. in the presence of Sh. R.K.Shevgaonkar, Director IIT Delhi, Shri S.K.Mittal, Director General CPWD, faculty of IIT Delhi and officers of CPWD. 

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