By Accommodation Times News Service
Lots of hope can been seen for the low-income group and economically backward section, large population of migrant workers and the labour force residing in these twin cities with the state government proposing over lakh affordable houses for those belonging to the economically weaker section of society soon. The work of construction of these homes will be by Urban Local Bodies Department and the Haryana Urban Development Authority. The target to provide these affordable houses is by 2015 according to the state functionaries. 40,000 houses each will be constructed by the Housing Board and the Urban Local Bodies Department, 50,000 houses will be constructed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority.
Officers of these departments have been directed to formulate a special scheme for the construction of houses for labourers and industrial workers so that they could reside in better living conditions.
The pilot projects were in process under the Rajiv Awas Yojna costing Rs. 489.92 crore for providing infrastructure and housing facilities for slums in 6 towns of the state. The project will soon be sent to the central Government for approval. Under this scheme 50% of the total cost will be borne by the Centre. CM, Chief Minister, with a view to provide affordable housing facilities to the people over 1.30 lakh new houses would be constructed in the state within two years.