QUEEN'S ROAD: Distribution of absolute sale deeds for the Bengaluru Development Authority’s 20-storey housing project at Doddabanahalli began last week.
A 30-minute drive from Devanahalli airport, the Rs 139-crore project is the country’s second tallest construction by a government agency, with only Mumbai having a comparable building with more floors, according to a top BDA official.
“Finishing touches are being given and all 648 houses will be ready for occupancy by August end,” he added.
Paper work is on to get Bescom and BWSSB connections. The site already has a borewell.
The project comprises seven blocks with parking in the basement and stilt areas, and 18 storeys accommodating the flats. The residential complex comprises 504 two-bedroom and 144 three-bedroom houses.
Each 2BHK was sold for Rs 17.5 lakh, while each 3BHK went for Rs 27 lakh. The allotments were made through draw of lots. Two lifts and two staircases are provided in each block.
Construction began in January 2014. A unique aspect of the project is that it uses aerated Siporex blocks. This ensures heat from outside is not transmitted inside the building, a BDA official said. The design also permits maximum natural lighting.
Pre-cast construction technology (readying all the structural elements outside and assembling them at the site) was used for the building.
The building aims to be zero-effluent: waste water will be used for flushing and gardening after it goes through a sewage treatment plant, the official said.
The project has received clearances from the fire and environment authorities.