By Accommodation Times Bureau
With the scheme to provide affordable housing for all Indian residents, the district
administration of Trichy has also planned to construct around 70,000 houses in the
form of apartments and individual structures in the district, by 2022.
While inspecting an ongoing construction of a seven-storey apartment house
at Vannarapettai area in the city on September 22, District Collector K Rajamani
said, "The stake holders surveyed that around 70,000 houses would be required to
be constructed to make everyone own a house in the five-year plan. We are
working towards ensuring house for all by 2022 as announced by the central
government." The collector also added that the forthcoming building at
Vannarapettai would be the second tallest government-supplied apartment building
in Tamilnadu after the one at Chennai.
According to the Tamil Nadu slum clearance board, one of the stake holders which
took part in the survey, the city is in need of 24,000 apartment houses and 46,000
individual houses under beneficiary led construction (BLC) scheme.
"We conducted the survey for the requirement of the houses based on the demand,
suggestion of the city corporation and the request of the people for the land title.
Out of the 24,000 houses, the construction of the 1,000 houses is going on. Under
the BLC scheme, around 6,000 houses will be constructed by this year. We have
planned to complete a total of 16,000 houses by this year. We will work to
complete all houses by 2022," said Executive Engineer of TNSCB, Trichy, S
The construction of the highest government-provided residential apartment got
underway at Vannarapettai, under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY)
scheme. Over 384 residents without home and from the economically weakest
section of the society will be benefitted.
Each house will be constructed on 402.96 sqft at the estimated cost of Rs 32.31
crore on a total area of 0.6805 hectares. Suresh also pointed out that a three-floor
apartment with 685 houses has already been constructed at a cost of Rs 46.35 crore
at Peechankulam in Palakarai area in Trichy. The apartment is ready for
inauguration and the houses will be handed over to the beneficiaries who are
residing in damaged houses in the same area, he added.
On asking about the durability of the apartment houses, collector Rajamani
answered that there was no contractor involved in the project and the apartments
should last for more than 40 years. "The quality of the construction will not be
compromised. The homeless people can make use of the schemes which give full
grant or subsidy for the construction of the houses," he added.