ANDHRA PRADESH

Another mega housing project coming up

Staff Reporter

1,472 beneficiaries allotted plots

GUNTUR: Houseless poor in the city will have another opportunity to own a house after a lottery was taken allotting the plots to 1,472 beneficiaries at the new housing complex at Adavitakkelapadu, at a meeting held on the site premises on Sunday. Guntur-II MLA T. Venkata Rao, Mayor Rayapati Mohana Sai Krishna, District Collector B. Venkatesham and Municipal Commissioner Siddharth Jain were present.

The beneficiaries have been part of the Indiramma Phase-1, Category-3, and do not have neither land nor a house. The allotment of housing plots was done on last year on first-cum-first-served basis and the Guntur Municipal Corporation had revised the initial deposit amount to Rs.12,000 from Rs.7,500.

The list of 1,472 beneficiaries, include 700 beneficiaries, who have been left out of RGK complex at Adavikakkelapadu. The housing project is located opposite to the existing RGK project and was being designed to accommodate 1,472 beneficiaries. The land, about 9 acres, had been cleared of all encroachments by the Revenue and Police Department and handed over to the GMC. With the completion of the project, the GMC would be leading in the State in providing housing facilities to the urban poor. The GMC had embarked on providing housing facilities with a missionary zeal and a flurry of activity was witnessed in the year 2008. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Venkat Rao said that the Andhra Pradesh Government alone had the will and commitment to execute housing projects on such a massive scale.

District Collector B. Venkatesham suggested to the Housing Board officials to earmark plots on the ground floor to the differently-abled families.

Municipal Commissioner Siddharth Jain said that the project would come up in 42 blocks and the cost of each unit had been pegged at Rs.1.25 lakh.

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