The housing layout developed by the Hubli-Dharwad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) at Tadasinakoppa here will be ready within a year, HUDA chairman Lingaraj Patil has said.

Mr. Patil told presspersons here on Saturday that the layout would be ready by August, 2013.

HUDA opted for a single-contract system to complete work faster, he said. Mr. Patil said the layout was being developed under the State government’s 40:60 scheme, where 40 per cent of the land would be given to the landowner and 60 per cent would be distributed. Of the 561 sites, 120 would be reserved for beneficiaries from economically weaker sections, he added.

To a question, Mr. Patil said that the Hubli Electricity Supply Company had not yet initiated action pertaining to power supply to houses in layouts that were constructed without approval from HUDA. .

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