CHANDIGARH, AUG 29
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister, Dr. Girija Vyas will soon lay the foundation stone of 2144 houses to be constructed at a cost of Rs.95 crore at Sirsa under Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojna.
While disclosing this today, Member of Parliament, Dr. Ashok Tanwar said that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and other leaders would also be present on this occasion. He said that Haryana Government has accorded approval to make four towns including Sirsa slum free under a pilot project. He said that Municipal Council had also identified the land for this purpose. As many as 2016 houses would be constructed adjoining village Kanganpur on an area of 55776 square metre and 128 houses would be built on an area of 28716 square metre in Khaja Khera near Auto market.
Elaborating about the features of houses, he said that each house would have carpet area of 25.61 square metre having drawing room, bed room, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and balcony. The facilities such as concrete roads, pump station for drinking water, tubewell, sewerage, electricity, boundary facing, and rain water harvesting would be provided in housing premises. A sum of over Rs.10.94 crore would be spent on providing basis facilities in the entire area. Balance amount would be spent on construction. Ownership rights of houses would be given to beneficiaries, he added.
Dr. Tanwar said that as many as 3862 multi-storey houses would be constructed at Sirsa, Ambala, Rohtak and Yamunanagar towns at a cost of Rs.311.09 crore. Initially, 2144 houses would be built in Sirsa on pilot project basis. Similarly, 1518 houses would be constructed at Rohtak and 200 at Ambala. Hundreds of houses would also be constructed at Yamunanagar at a cost of Rs.60 crore. All these houses would be constructed by Haryana Housing Board. Every house would cost Rs.3.51 lakh. 50 per cent cost would be borne by the Central Government and rest 50 per cent would be shared by state government and beneficiary. Beneficiary would have to pay marginal cost of the house. Apart from this, the cost borne by the beneficiary would also be financed by DRI Scheme of Nationalized Bank on low rate of interest.