By Accommodation Times News Service
The Gujarat government is ready with its housing policy for urban areas. The policy is expected to be unveiled within a month. Also the govt. will be announcing two sub-policies on slum rehabilitation and affordable housing in the cities simultaneously.
The government plans to build 22lakh houses in the urban areas over the next five years out of which seven lakh are meant for rehabilitation of slum dwellers. The government has already got a survey of slums done in various cities. The remaining houses will be for various other categories like EWS and LIG and middle income group. The government has decided to keep the other two categories of middle income group on the back burner for the time being.
One of the official said, our quality will be very good and we will use the best available technology for building these houses. We will be giving a run to the private builder both in terms of quality and pricing. The houses will be definitely affordable as the owner has to pay 40% installments. The government has already sourced the land available for various projects.