VUDA is taking a new initiative to meet the demand of housing for poor and middle class on a par with higher income groups to provide them all amenities and better living standards.

VUDA Vice-Chairman Kona Sasidhar announced that VUDA would take the lead in implementing the Affordable Housing Scheme in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, and East Godavari districts under its limits. Since the scheme provides benefits to both developer and the allottees, VUDA would play the role of implementing agency to extend the advantages to a large number of people from poor and middle class, the Vice-Chairman said in a press release here on Monday.

Mr. Sasidhar said VUDA would lead the projects and provide transparent, trouble-free and quality services to the public.VUDA is the competent authority to issue plan approvals for projects under the Affordable Housing Scheme in its jurisdiction.Developers need not approach local bodies for obtaining permissions.

VUDA will also take up the responsibilities of fixing the cost for sale of housing units or plots. Marketing is also the responsibility of VUDA. Allottees will be selected as per the rules and guidelines of the scheme.

Further details on the scheme and modalities to join VUDA for taking up the projects can be had from the Chief Urban Planner of VUDA R.J. Vidyullatha at VUDA office or through or on 98660 76913.