The Government Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) Hospital has received Rs. 3.54 crore from the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) for the construction of a new building. The CMRL had demolished on the premises of the KMC for the Metro rail project.

Hospital authorities said the CMRL had demolished a number of structures, such as the undergraduate men’s hostel, residential quarters, including that of the dean, general biomedical waste shed, car shed for doctors, out patient ticket issuing counter, police station, post office and security rooms on the premises of the college and hospital.

The CMRL had taken 2,756 sq.m. of area belonging to the KMC for the project, while it was occupying 1,730 sq.m. on a temporary basis, officials said.

“We told the CMRL that we do not need compensation. We wanted a new building to be constructed. We held talks with CMRL officials, including the managing director. Initially, it was planned that they would construct the building. So, we gave them a plan and they prepared an estimate of Rs. 3.54 crore. Later, they handed over a cheque for the amount,” a hospital authority said.

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