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Construction : Web Exclusive | December 2012 | Source : Construction Update

Maha govt must provide affordable housing to poor

For the Pune's urban poor there is an acute shortage of affordable houses. Surveys suggest that around three lakh dwellings should be constructed to arrest further proliferation of slums in the city, says a leading newspaper.

Land prices have skyrocketed and, in such a scenario, one of the viable alternatives is to redevelop 15 Mhada colonies spread over 175 hectares in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.

It has been more than a year since the State government announced 2.5 FSI for reconstructing these colonies. However, the government is yet to approve the rules for actual commissioning of the scheme. City legislators and Pune's guardian minister must take up this issue with the chief minister and ensure that the regulations are framed without further delay.

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