HYDERABAD: As the state government is contemplating to give pattas to slum dwellers living in slums, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) suggested for in-situ housing and redevelopment of slums.
Instead of pattas, GHMC proposed in-situ redevelopment of slums where the slum dwellers would be provided with Housing Right Certificate (HRC) with required social infrastructure.
Through the in-situ redevelopment of slums, the slum dwellers will be provided a 2 BHK house with proper roads, drainage, street lights, playground, park, community centre, urban health centre, schools and anganwadi facilities etc. Apart from this, certain land pockets, wherever, feasible can be explored for revenue generations.
Towards making Hyderabad a slum-free city, GHMC has taken up in-situ redevelopment of a slum in IDH Colony, Bhoiguda where chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao laid a foundation stone recently.
The HRC will provide slum dwellers with two bedroom residential unit, undivided share of land to an extent of 20-30 sq,yds, possession is not alienable but inheritable and can be mortgage.
In GHMC, there are about 1,468 slums, of them 1,131 are notified and remaining 337 were not notified. In all 757 slums are in government lands while 709 slums are in private lands. The total population in the slums is around 17.60 lakh.
Officials feel that giving pattas up to 125 sq.yds to the slum dwellers would not give desired results as slums will be continue to remain as slums only as there will be no space for roads, drains and other required amenities. Slums will further deteriorate as there will be unregulated growth, illegal high rise structures would come up indiscriminately without any proper amenities and there will be pressure on the infrastructure.
The GHMC has proposed different strategies for giving housing right certificates to the slum dwellers through in-situ housing either by GHMC or the state government where the plot size is less than 60 sq.yds, road width less than 10 feet, poor amenities, over 75 percent katcha and semi pucca houses constructed on government land. Nearly 60 percent slums fall under this category.
In the second model, GHMC suggests PPP mode of development. The slums located in prime and centrally located areas, GHMC proposes in-situ housing development with housing right certificate. Land will be released for PPP development. Nearly 15 percent slums fall under this category.
In the proposed third model, plots which are more than 60 sq yards, pucca structures with 70 percent plus and road width as per bye-laws and where required social infrastructure is present, GHMC suggested for issuing of pattas to the slum dwellers. This constitute about 15 percent of slums in the Greater Hyderabad.
Hazardous slums located on tanks, river bed, nalas, road encroached should be relocated. Hazardous slums constitute 10 percent.