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State mulls constructing 50,000 flats for economically-weaker sections

india Updated: Sep 02, 2013 19:20 IST
Surendra Miglani

The Haryana Housing Board has a proposal to construct 50,000 three-storey flats in state for economically-weaker sections of the society during the current year.

During the tenure of the present government, the board has constructed 11,199 houses for different categories. The board completed construction work of 3,268 flats this year.

This was stated by state public works and industries minister Randeep Singh Surjewala while addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone of a Housing Board Colony, Sector 29 here on Monday.

He said that 7,500 families of economically-weaker sections would be provided flats in city.

He further disclosed that 139 flats for economically-weaker sections had been allotted by the Town and Country Planning department in the licensed colony of Best Deal Housing and Construction Private Limited here in Sector 29. The board would construct 417 flats with a cost of Rs16 crore and the flats would be allotted to beneficiaries up to March, 2015. The flats would be provided at a minimum rate of Rs3.40 lakh per flat. HUDA has also provided 7-acre land in two local sectors for flats.

Surjewala informed that as per the policy of the state government, 20% plots of 50 square metres have been reserved for economically-weaker sections in the licensed colonies.

The state government had made a provision of transfer of plots to the housing board at a subsidised rate of Rs500 per square yard for construction of three-storey flats.

The minister also inaugurated the traffic park near the new bus stand here constructed at a cost of Rs1.96 crore. It is spread in 8.7 acre of land and the office of RTA and a park is also situated here.

Chairperson of Haryana Housing Board Renu S Nagar Poswal said that the process of allotment of flats was entirely transparent. The Town and Country Planning department had so far identified 12,000 such plots throughout the state and the housing board had already taken over the possession of 8,265 plots.

Chief administrator of Haryana Housing Board Rohtas Kharb said that the construction of 14,140 houses of different categories was in progress throughout the state and the board had recently invited tenders for construction of 1,158 flats. Out of 50,000 houses, the board would construct 30,000 and 10,000 houses would be constructed by HUDA and panchayat development department each on behalf of the housing board.

The secretary of the board DR Kairon, Indian Airlines chief engineer Phool Singh, board chief engineer NK Mahajan, superintendent engineer Kabul Singh, executive engineer NK Pruthi, Surender Maan, Brijender Maan, Dilbag Mor, Zila Prishad chairman Nazar Singh Deora, municipal council chairman Ram Niwas Mittal, member of backward class commission Arjun Gulati, Haryana Gramin Bank director PL Bhardwaj were also present on the occasion.