Urban development minister Nawang Rigzin Jora on Sunday approved the site for the construction of a modern group housing colony (residential flats) on eight kanals in Gandhi Nagar area of Jammu city. The minister, accompanied by housing and urban development secretary Satish Nehru and Jammu Development Authority (JDA) vice-chairman, visited the site.
There will be provision of about 425 flats for higher income group and economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society.
The construction of these flats, on self financing basis, in Jammu and Srinagar, on large scale, is a landmark initiative by Jora, aiming to provide affordable housing facilities to the people.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the minister had laid foundation stone for construction of 524 housing flats at Muthi, near Jammu City, having provision for each MIG, LIG and EWS groups of the society.