The Centre has approved the proposed site for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Mangalagiri, said AP health minister Kamineni Srinivas on Friday.

He said a two-member committee has been formed and it will soon submit a detailed project report to the Centre. Though the Centre’s guidelines stipulate that a minimum of 200 acres of land is required for setting up AIIMS, the Union health ministry had approved the site at Mangalagiri though it is spread over 193 acres. Works on the prestigious project will begin shortly, he added.