HYDERABAD: The survey conducted by the revenue authorities of Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medak districts recently for construction of two-bedroom houses for weaker sections has found availability of 676.58 acres of land suitable for construction of the houses in 91 locations in the three districts.
Of the 676.58-acre land, 382.21 acres is in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits and 284.37 acres outside. The extent of land available (in-situ) is 62.10 acres in 44 locations and 614.48 acres of vacant land is available in 47 locations.
According to GHMC officials, of the 676.58 acres, only 19.02 acres of land has been handed over to the GHMC. As and when land is handed over to it, the GHMC will call for tenders for construction of two-bedroom houses.
In Hyderabad district, 64.34 acres of land has been identified in 49 areas for construction of 2BHK houses, in Rangareddy district 542.24 acres in 40 locations and in Medak district about 70 acres in two locations.
Though the GHMC wants to construct the houses as per the directions of the government, the said government lands are yet to be handed over to the corporation.
Of the 676.58 acres, only 19.02 acres has been handed over to GHMC, and 376.06 acres of revenue land, 277.10 acres belonging to various government departments and 2 acres of grama kanta land is yet to be handed to the GHMC.
Of the entire land identified, only 1.40 acres of land has been found to be disputed. That includes 0.70 acre of endowment land and 0.70 acre involved in court cases.
The TRS, which won the GHMC elections last month by bagging 99 of the 150 wards, has decided to speed up the construction of over one lakh 2BHK flats for the poor in GHMC limits. These towers will have G+5, G+8, G+10, G+12 and G+14 floors.
The state government will spend Rs 7 lakh on each flat of 560 sft area which will be provided free of cost to the poor as part of its ambitious target of making Hyderabad a slum-free city in the next three years. The housing scheme for weaker sections will be taken up in Hyderabad and Warangal cities initially and later in urban areas.
The demand for housing in the capital has risen to unprecedented levels. Nearly 1.85 lakh applications from the poor in Greater Hyderabad are pending with the government. The demand has risen steeply all of a sudden after the government launched the 2BHK project in multiple locations ahead of the GHMC elections.
GHMC Council’s Maiden Meeting on March 15
Hyderabad: The first council meeting of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has been rescheduled for 11 am on March 15. It will be held in the Council Hall of GHMC’s head office and presided over by mayor Bonthu Rammohan. The first meeting was to be held on March 5, but was postponed in view of Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari’s visit to the city. The meeting will start with a question-and-answer session. It will be followed by a discussion on important civic issues like drinking water, sanitation, solid waste management, roads, construction of two-bedroom houses for weaker sections, street lighting, property tax collection and sewerage. In the elections held last month, the TRS won 99 of the 150 seats, MIM 44, TPD-BJP five and the Congress two.