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Delhi assembly monsoon session to start from August 8

IANS | New Delhi |

The four-day monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly will start from August 8, the Delhi government has said.

"The Cabinet approved the convening of the monsoon session of the sixth Vidhan Sabha from August 8 to 11," an official release said here.

The Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also approved a proposal to increase the bed capacity at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) from existing 155 to 549.

"Besides, super-speciality, teaching and training facility and advanced research facility, semi-automated parking, and emergency facilities like helipad are being created at the institute," the release added. 

The Delhi government also gave approval to the revision of Metro project estimates from Rs 389 crore to Rs 497 crore as per the latest estimates furnished by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. 

It reiterated its decision to provide Rs 1 crore to late ex-serviceman Ram Kishen Grewal as ex gratia as an exception. 

The decision will be sent to the Lieutenant Governor for approval, the release said. 

Ram Kishen had allegedly committed suicide in November 2016 during the "One Rank, One Pay' agitation by ex-servicemen in Delhi.