Mukta Tilak, Mayor said, “These houses will be built under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY). The open civic plots will be given for these houses. Over 3,500 dwellings will be built on PMC land.”
Private developers will also build affordable houses on private land plots and nearly 6,000 houses are to be built for needy people, Tilak said.
As per PMC officials, through online and offline registrations the civic body has got nearly 1.5 lakh applications to stake claims on the houses.
According to an anonymous official who did not wish to be named said, “The allotment of houses will be done through a lottery system. The dates will soon be declared. We are hoping to provide some houses under this scheme by the end of next year.”
According to the union government’s target, over two lakh houses will be built under affordable housing project across India.
The construction cost of these houses will be in the range of Rs 15 lakh to Rs 30 lakh with the average cost of construction coming to Rs18 lakh per house.