400 new quarters build by gov­ern­ment for it’s em­ploy­ees in New Delhi

Accommodation Times - - Nation - By Staff Re­porter

Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Shri M.Venka­iah Naidu to­day in­au­gu­rated 400 quarters in Dev Na­gar, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, for im­me­di­ate al­lo­ca­tion to the keenly await­ing cen­tral gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees. Cen­tral Pub­lic Works Depart­ment (CPWD) built th­ese TypeIII quarters at a cost of Rs.83 cr. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Shri Naidu said, the avail­abil­ity of hous­ing stock in Gen­eral Pool Res­i­den­tial Ac­com­mo­da­tion, un­der which houses are pro­vided to cen­tral gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees, se­nior of­fi­cials, Ju­di­ciary, Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment, Min­is­ters etc., in the na­tional cap­i­tal is 59,293 as against the re­quire­ment of over one lakh dwelling units. The Min­is­ter in­formed that Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Min­istry will en­able con­struc­tion of over 37,000 houses in the next four years at a cost of about Rs.15,000 cr to meet the short­fall. He said, to ad­dress the short­fall in ac­com­mo­da­tion for mem­bers of Lok Sabha, 52 flats are be­ing con­structed on Dr.Bisham­ber Das Marg, and on their com­ple­tion soon, hous­ing needs of Lok Sabha mem­bers will be fully met. Venka­iah Naidu in­formed that un­der ‘Hous­ing for All by 2022’ ini­tia­tive of the gov­ern­ment, about 30 mil­lion houses will be built in the ur­ban ar­eas of the coun­try at a cost of about Rs.22.50 lakh crores, mostly through large scale pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion. He said, this is a chal­leng­ing task, but not dif­fi­cult. Naidu in­spected another block of 384 houses un­der con­struc­tion and in­structed CPWD to make manda­tory pro­vi­sion of so­lar heat­ing pan­els, LED light­ing, rain wa­ter har­vest­ing, green belt and Green Build­ing Code for all new con­struc­tion projects. Stat­ing that CPWD is cur­rently han­dling over 7,000 projects at a cost of over Rs.40,000 cr, Shri Venka­iah Naidu asked the con­struc­tion ma­jor to get more ef­fi­cient, trans­par­ent and ac­count­able in its func­tion­ing, with em­pha­sis on qual­ity, timely com­ple­tion of projects and proper uti­liza­tion of its large man­power. He in­formed that un­der his di­rec­tion, CPWD placed all in­for­ma­tion about 7,000 projects in pub­lic do­main by post­ing them on its web­site so that pub­lic can scru­ti­nize and mon­i­tor ex­e­cu­tion of projects. CPWD’s web­site en­ables pub­lic to post com­ments, com­plaints and pho­tos for tak­ing ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion. Min­is­ter lamented that in­ter­ven­tion at his level was re­quired to get wa­ter sup­ply to the large num­ber of houses meant for gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees, whose con­struc­tion was com­pleted last year and were in­au­gu­rated to­day, after sub­stan­tial de­lay.

Shri Venka­iah Naidu, Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter

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