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More houses for Delhiites

delhi Updated: Jun 29, 2009 23:03 IST
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More houses for Delhiites

Your dream of owning a house in Delhi just got a boost.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will be building 65,000 houses in the Capital in next four years.

While work on 15,000 houses is already under progress, work on the next lot of about 10,000 is expected to start next month.

Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy announced this while presenting his ministry’s Agenda for Action for 100 days.

A majority of these houses — about 78 per cent — will be built for the economically weaker sections and low-income groups.

DDA vice chairman A.K. Nigam said, “Work on 15,000 houses is already on. They will be ready by 2011.”

Unveiling his ministry’s agenda, Reddy said tender document for construction of such houses have already been made ready with fast mode of construction adapting pre-fabricated technology.

“About 10,000 houses would come up every year in phases, from 2010 onwards,” the minister said.

Of the total houses, 15, 000 will be in the middle-income group category.

“These houses will come up mainly in Rohini, Dwarka and Narela. They will be constructed in phases and will be ready by 2013,” said a DDA official.

The DDA has in its Master Plan for Delhi-2021 has proposed constructing 50,000 houses for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) involving private players.

In its budget for the year 2007-08, a budget of Rs 290.70 crore had been earmarked for approximately 7034 EWS houses and approximately 1160 HIG/MIG/LIG houses.

On Saturday Hindustan Times had reported on the plan unveiled by National Building Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) to set up about 8,500 houses in low, mid and high end category by 2012 in Delhi and NCR towns of Gurgaon and Loni.

In Delhi, the NBCC has planned to construct 2,500 houses in Ghitorni, near Delhi-Gurgaon border, prices of which will be below the market rates.