Nagpur: The opening of a state government proposed state-of-art College of Engineering in Nagpur is reported to be surrounded by uncertainty due to political tug-of-war. Though the former state government of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party combine had taken a decision in this regard, but the decision could not get materialized. Former Congress MLA and Minister, Dr Nitin Raut wanted to get the said college opened in North Nagpur, and he is still insisting on its opening in North Nagpur only.
On the other hand, the present government has given green signal for setting up the said college in the city but its location is not yet finalized. Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule wants the college to be set up in Mihan area, for a 10-acre land has already been finalized for this in Mihan location, and the present government too wants to open the college in Mihan area so that it might cater to the needs of maximum students.
Guardian Minister argues that its is difficult get place for setting up the college in the city area as there is no place or land for the college available in the city while the place/ land for the college is available in Mihan area, that too free-of-cost.
According to him, the college will be built in state-of-art status at the cost of about Rs 35 crore, for which spacious area in needed. Though Nitin Raut is adamant on his stand, Bawankule will persuade him, citing all problems and advantages, informed the reliable sources.