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Construction : Web Exclusive | September 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Rajasthan plans 2,200 houses for poor in Rajkot

In Rajasthan, the board of Rajkot Urban Development Authority (RUDA) on September 19 cleared a proposal to build 2,200 houses for the poor. It was one of the two decisions of the Authority. The other decision is to install solar streetlights in 54 villages within RUDA limits. The State is to build the houses at a cost of Rs 120 crore.

The Authority has indentified land near Kalavad road in Rajkot for the housing project. The housing project is part of the State government's efforts to provide affordable housing to the urban poor. Architects have been engaged and the process is on to hire project management consultants, the Authority said.

A release issued by RUDA stated that 2,200 units were being planned for economically weaker sections (EWS) and low income groups (LIGs) on five plots. While EWS units would have carpet area of 25 to 30 square feet (sq ft), LIG dwellings will have carpet area ranging from 31 sq ft to 50 sq ft. Work on the project was expected to start by November this year and would be completed in two years from then, the release further said.

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