AP cabinet to clear tunnel technology for affordable housing

VIJAYAWADA: The state cabinet, at its meeting here on Wednesday, is likely to give its nod for switching over to non-conventional mode of construction of pucca houses for the poor. The new mode called tunnel technology will be implemented for construction of all the proposed 1.2 lakh houses in the state.

Following the instructions of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, municipal administration minister P Narayana inspected the latest technologies being used by top builders and government agencies in metro cities including Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata in the last couple of months. He paid a visit to an under-construction weaker sections housing project at Gurugram and New Delhi on Tuesday. He interacted with the project engineers and readied a report for submission of the same to the state cabinet.

Speaking to reporters from New Delhi, Narayana said the state government wanted to complete all the planned houses within their respective deadlines. He said that adoption of new technologies is the only way to complete construction of all houses without compromising on quality. “The tunnel technology will help us in completing one floor within four days. We are planning to migrate to the new mode as we wanted to complete 1.2 lakh houses in the next 18 months,” Narayana said.

He said that the government would provide all facilities with basic infrastructure in the proposed housing colonies for the poor. He said the houses would be taken up under the NTR housing scheme. He alleged that the previous governments had spent huge amounts on the scheme without serving the purpose. He said that thousands of houses constructed during the previous Congress regime were left abandoned as they are not worthy of living in.

Narayana explained that the housing scheme to be launched by the government would be a role model for the entire country.

Credits ET Realty

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