Belgaum-based Karnataka Legal Education (KLE) Society has bagged the INR 500 crore ‘Medical Health City’ project, proposed by the Kolhapur municipal corporation (KMC), after winning the bid against the likes Reliance Group, Hyderabad-based IVRL Group, Chennai-based Apollo Hospital, Delhi-based Value Group, Mumbai-based Hinduja National Hospital and Chennai-based Narayan Rudra Hospital. Apparently, the society had submitted an offer of INR 31.42 crore for the space in the project. KMC will provide around 10.56 lakh sq ft of land and other infrastructural facilities for the project which will be the first of its kind in Western Maharashtra. The KLE society is expected to build well equipped hospital having 2,000 beds and other modern medical facilities. Besides, it will offer a well-built hospital in the area of 50,000 sq ft to KMC, replacing the present hospital which needs renovation and other amenities. While KMC’s new hospital will provide medical facilities for the epidemic-diseases, the KLE society’s private hospital will provide ultra-modern facilities to those who afford the fees and other costs of the medical services and facilities. Speaking about the project, Dr. Sudhir Deshmukh, health officer at KMC pointed out that KLE society’s offer is to be discussed in details in due course of time and will be finalised for the submission for final approval during KMC’s general body meeting.