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Vishakhapatnam: The Institute of Management-Visakhapatnam is to be a 100 per cent green campus. With recycling of used water, underground cabling and drainage apart from solar power plant that would meet the requirement of the campus, IIM-V is poised to be a completely green campus.

IIM Vishaka

• Phase-I project is taken up at a cost of Rs.445 crore

• An extent of 241.5 acres surrounded with lush-green hillocks at Gambheeram, on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam city

• In phase-I, a built-up area of 60,384 sq. meters will be created

• The project has already obtained five-star rating for integrated habitat assessment based on design features by the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA)

It would be a vehicular pollution free campus also with provision for e-cycles and designated parking areas with charging stations.

In the first phase 25 classrooms, kitchen-cum-dining room complex and six hostels with supporting infrastructure like high-speed broadband, library, auditorium, sports complex, incubation center, water and sewage treatment plants would be ready.

The construction work of the new campus is progressing at brisk pace as part of its phase-I project at a cost of Rs.445 crore. An extent of 241.5 acres surrounded with lush-green hillocks at Gambheeram, on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam city has been allotted after the premier institute was sanctioned by the NDA Government in Andhra Pradesh post-bifurcation in 2014.

According to reliable sources, IIM-V would move to the permanent campus by the year-end. The construction of the classrooms, administrative block, student hostels, cafeteria and other facilities are going on at brisk pace.

In phase-I, a built-up area of 60,384 sq. meters will be created. NBCC (India) Limited has been appointed as the Project Management Consultant as per the designs made by noted architecture firm Arcop Associates Pvt. Ltd. Shapoorji Pallonji and Company is the EPC contractor.

The project has already obtained five-star rating for integrated habitat assessment based on design features by the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA). There will be no cost overrun for the project as priorities have been set before taking up work on the project.

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