Chief minister J Jayalalitha announced in the assembly on Tuesday, that The Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) would construct 2,300 apartments at Ambattur in Chennai for lower income group (LIG) at a cost of Rs 380 crore.
“Each apartment will have two bedrooms and will be sold at a cost of less than Rs 20 lakh,” said Jayalalithaa.
The chief minister also announced that the board would construct 500 apartments at Villivakkam for government employees. “The apartments will be constructed for C and D class government employees at a total cost of Rs 225 crore. Each apartment will have two bedrooms, a hall, kitchen, a toilet and a lunch hall. The project will start in this year itself,” she said.
As many as 2,800 apartments for LIG and middle income groups (MIG) and 12,500 apartments for economically weaker sections in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Vellore, Cuddalore, Krishnagiri, Salem, Madurai and Trichy districts were among the other housing schemes announced by the chief minister.
The government would repair apartments built several years ago by the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board. “Across the state there are 1.55 lakh apartments in slum areas. Some of them are in a bad shape. The board will take these old apartments for repair and maintenance at a cost of Rs 10 crore,” said Jayalalithaa.