The government has sanctioned four Urban Housing Projects (UHPs) for East Godavari district.
Under the four projects, 8,256 houses will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore.
A sum of Rs 27 crore has been sanctioned for creation of basic infrastructure in the new colonies.
In Kakinada Municipal Corporation, 3,120 houses will be constructed at a cost of `65.
As many as 2,832 houses at a cost of Rs 47.83 crore will come up in Rajahmundry Municipal Corporation.
In Peddapuram municipality, 1,416 houses at a cost of Rs 22. 73 crore will be built. In all, 888 houses at a cost of Rs 20. 07 crore will be constructed in Samalkot municipality.
The housing projects will be executed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
Of the total cost of a house, the Central Government will bear Rs 80,000.
Under Indiramma Urban Housing Scheme, Rs 41,000 will be provided. The beneficiary needs to bear the remaining cost.
Of the total 3,120 houses sanctioned for Kakinada Municipal Corporation, 2,592 units will be built at Etimoga, 492 at Parlovapeta and 36 houses at Sambamurthi Nagar.
In Rajahmundry, 2,256 houses will be constructed in the endowments land and Rs 8. 53 crore has been sanctioned for basic basic infrastructure. In Peddapuram, the houses will be built in G+1 mode.
The average cost of each house will vary depending upon the locality.
According to officials of the Housing Corporation, the government issued GO 238 on Wednesday sanctioning four housing projects for East Godavari.
The construction of houses will be taken up soon.