Buoyed by the success of an earlier scheme, the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corp (DSIIDC) will build 4,348 more low-cost houses for workers in New Delhi.
According to DSIIDC managing director Manoj Parida, the company has earmarked an area of 23.55 acres of a residential pocket of the Bawana industrial complex, where 3,164 dwelling units have already been constructed.
This will be part of the Rajiv Gandhi Housing Scheme for Workers, which seeks to build accommodation for industrial workers in the national capital.
Parida said the scheme had also been opened for low-income group staff of public sector undertakings under the Delhi government.
The 4,348 flats of different sizes will use high quality material and technology that can withstand earthquakes. Efforts are on to acquire land in other areas near industrial belts to construct 50,000 such flats in the near future.
DSIIDC has set up a 760-hectare complex at Bawana to provide an alternative industrial zone for more than 16,000 industries relocated from elsewhere in the city after the Supreme Court directed both polluting and non-polluting industries to shift out. The houses being built are meant for workers employed in this area.