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Rawat assures housing facility to the poor in Dehradun in 3 years

dehradun Updated: Oct 17, 2015 13:19 IST
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Harish Rawat

Rawat inaugurated 34 MDDA projects worth Rs 361.17 crore in the state capital and housing scheme for middle class, high class, Indira Amma Canteen, River Front Development, parks and road widening of Turner Road and upgrade of Lakhibagh cremation ground. (AFP photo)

The Uttarakhand government plans to set up a special agency that will provide housing facility to the poor in three years, said chief minister Harish Rawat at Mussoorie-Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) on Thursday.

Rawat inaugurated 34 MDDA projects worth Rs 361.17 crore in the state capital and housing scheme for middle class, high class, Indira Amma Canteen, River Front Development, parks and road widening of Turner Road and upgrade of Lakhibagh cremation ground.

The chief minister said under the River Front Development project, the MDDA would take care of both Rispana and Bindal streams through.

Check dams would be made to control the flow of the streams, and fencing would cover 1200-hectare area along both the streams to ensure that people stop throwing garbage in the streams, he said.

Rawat also talked about foot-over bridge and its increasing need in the capital.

The chief minister said the Dehradun Municipal Corporation board has decided not to give no-objection certificate to MDDA for constructing foot over bridge.

But, keeping in view the increasing traffic menace, such projects are need of the hour, he said.

Housing plans

ISBT extension residential project for economic weaker section: Rs 30.25 crore

Residential project for middle class: Rs 36.92 crore

Residential project for high class: Rs 149 crore

Indira Amma Canteen Transport Nagar: Rs 45.92 lakh

Indira Amma Canteen Doon Hospital: Rs 125 crore

26 parks in Dharampur Vidhan Sabha: Rs 3.9 crore

Turner Road Drainage and road widening: Rs 14.88 crore

Upgrade of Lakhibagh cremation ground: Rs 61 lakh

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