Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, signed the orders for construction of 285 two-bedroom houses for eligible beneficiaries from weaker sections in Medak district, before leaving for China to attend the World Economic Forum meet.
Erravelli village in Jagdevpur mandal of Medak district will be the first rural area, where construction of 2 BHK houses will begin. Orders for construction of 1500 such houses in Warangal and 2000 in Mahbubnagar were issued before but the project will take off from Erravelli village where the CM is keen to get the work grounded as soon as possible.
In Bhoiguda area of Hyderabad, construction of 396 similar houses started in October last year and the work is in progress. After coming to power, KCR promised to build 2BHK houses for deserving beneficiaries in all the villages across Telangana. Providing two bed room houses to every poor family was one of the many elections promises made by the TRS President. There is a proposal to build at least 60,000 to one lakh housing units in the first phase.
In Erravelli, the cost of constructing each individual house measuring 560 sq feet will be Rs 5.04 lakhs each at Rs 900 per sq feet. The orders were issued by Housing Secretary M Dana Kishore and foundation stone will be laid and construction will start as soon KCR returns from his week-long China trip. KCR, who owns a farmhouse nearby, toured Erravelli village on August 30, and met with the villagers and the identified beneficiary families.
The TRS Government says that at least 20 lakh families living in villages do not have proper houses. “Over the next five-six years, we plan to build nearly 10 lakhs houses. The goal of our Chief Minister KCR is to build houses for those who are in need. Each house will have two bedrooms, a hall, kitchen and toilets,’’ Housing Minister A Indrakaran Reddy said.
On June 6, orders were issued for construction of 1500 houses in six slum areas of Warangal and another 2000 in three slum areas in Mahbubnagar in the G+3, G+2 and G+1 pattern. There are 3,957 identified beneficiaries in Warangal while 2,300 have been identified in Mahbubnagar. Construction is yet to start as some land is yet to be acquired in these areas. The TRS Government will call for tenders for executing this scheme in rural areas after the guidelines and rules are set in place.