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Tenders for 70,000 DBR Houses will be called: KTR

The TRS government has stated that the poor peoples’ life will be changed qualitatively with the double bed room scheme.

 

Ministers KT Ramarao, Indrakaran Reddy and Mahender Reddy participated in the review meeting on double bed room scheme held at Metro Rail Bhavan in Begumpet here on Tuesday. The Collectors from Ranga Reddy, Hyderabad and Medchal, twin cities MLAs, Housing department and GHMC officials participated in the meeting.

Speaking to the media later, KTR said the government has given several exemptions to the builders. Several companies were coming forward to construct the double bed room houses after MLAs spoken directly with the working agencies. He said the government aimed to launch the construction of one lakh houses and will be completed them in the next financial year. He said already tenders process was completed for 16,562 houses and works grounded at several places. The government was inviting tenders for another 16,000 houses and permission will be taken to invite tenders at time for remaining 70,000 houses.

KTR said the construction of houses will be supervised directly and he would lay the foundation stones soon along with the ministers at several places. He asked the City MLAs to show interest in finding the vacant place for the construction of double bed room houses. The MLAs have to see that they have to create awareness among the slum dwellers to construct the double bed room houses in their areas. He asked the Housing Minister Indrakaran Reddy to set up Project Management Unit in Hyderabad, especially for housing.

Indrakaran Reddy said his department would extend full cooperation for the construction of double bed room houses in the city. He directed the Housing department officials to convene a special meeting with the GHMC officials in this regard. The Minister exuded confidence that the department would fulfill the Chief Minister’s direction of construction of one lakh houses. The department would speed up the process of construction of double bed room houses in the districts besides city.

KT Ramarao asked the Housing Minister to include the clause in the double bed room housing scheme that the beneficiaries should not sell their houses. “If there was no such clause, the expected quality change will not take place in the lives of poor people”, he said, adding change was possible in the lives of poor people only when they live in double bed room houses constructed by the State government and then only significance will come to the aim of the government. (NSS)