Vadodara Municipal Corporation to build houses for the urban poor

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The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) is planning to build around 10,000 houses for the urban poor in the near future. The civic body began the process with the Slum Rehabilitation Committee (SRC) giving its approval for construction of over 3,276 houses for the urban poor in the city under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

The SRC has given in-principle approval for bids received to construct houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS) residing at Ektanagar on Ajwa Road and Sahkarnagar in the Tandalja area of the city. The projects would be taken up under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode and the slums would be rehabilitated on the same plot where they are located.

According to the arrangement, the contractor who would take up the work would make the EWS houses on one part of the land and use the remaining for commercial purposes. He would also pay a premium to the civic body for the project.

The Ektanagar project would see 1,848 EWS houses being constructed at the site. The realtor would pay the civic body a premium of Rs five crore for the project. Of the 64,135 square metre land on the site, 25,000 will be used for EWS houses while the remaining will be used for commercial purposes by the contractor.

At Sahkarnagar, 1,448 houses would be constructed for the slum dwellers and the VMC would get a premium of Rs 15.61crore. Of the 44,304 square metre land at the site, around 17,000 square metres would be used for the EWS houses while the rest would be used for commercial development by the civic body.

The projects are expected to be completed in about 18 months after the standing committee clears them and VMC issues a work order.

Source : Urbannewsdigest



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