By Accommodation Times News Service
Facing the paucity of funds, it is decided that a portion of the land at Vidhyakapuri, behind GPO, will be auctioned to generate the revenues for the construction of new flats
To accommodate the members of legislative assembly, the state government will construct 96 flats at Vidhayak Nagar (West) in first phase. Facing the paucity of funds, it is decided that a portion of the land at Vidhyakapuri, behind GPO, will be auctioned to generate the revenues for the construction of new flats.
In a review meeting by the chief secretary, the general administration department (GAD) has been directed to find the alternate accommodations for 44 MLAs residing in Vidhayak Nagar (West). Sixteen buildings will be constructed with each building having six floors with two flats in each floor.
“This was our first meeting to move ahead with the plan to construct new houses for MLAs. Instead of independent houses, we are planning to construct flats. The PWD has been asked to chalk out the construction plan. Since relocation is involved, it has to be decided that whole construction should be done in one go or in parts,” said an official.
Reeling under fund crunch, GAD along with PWD will auction the land at Vidhyakapuri. According to officials, location is generally not much preferred by the elected representative with hardly 15-18 MLAs living there. “The place is largely empty and is not favourite among MLAs. Auctioning of it would fetch us almost estimated cost of new flats,” added the official.
PWD has projected Rs 120 crore for the construction while about Rs 30 crore more for the furnishing of these flats. The auctioning of land however would be based on the present DLC rates. However officials claim these are just first estimate and can have variation at the later stage. MLAs earlier during the coordination committee meeting raised their concerns over dilapidated condition of their houses