The Maharashtra government led by CM Uddhav Thackeray has given green signal to the proposal to set up a science innovation city in remembrance of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Pimpri-Chinchwad, the sister city of Pune.
According to reports, the name suggested for the new infrastructure is the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Vigyan Avishkar Nagari would be spread over 8 acre of land.
The project has an expenditure of Rs 191 crore. It is expected to come up in the boundaries of the famed Pimpri-Chinchwad Science Park. Its aim is to promote science and education to the students for the betterment of their future and to provide practical knowledge about things which are generally not taught in the school.
Thackeray said that “It will be ready within the next five years. It is intended to create a scientific outlook among the students and to prepare future scientists”.