Now GDA to Construct EWS Houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Ghaziabad

This is the first time GDA is going to construct 480 flats for (EWS) Economical Weaker Section people under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. In this scheme, the flats will be provided in the size of 30 Square Meters of two bedrooms but the price will be Rs. 6.50 lakh. Besides this, the Central government and State government will provide an assistance of Rs. 1.50 lakh and 1 lakh and then such flat price would be Rs. four lakh.

However, the GDA is going to construct 256 EWS houses in Madhuban Bapudham. Before this, there was no relationship with the Prime Minister Awas Yojana of these houses.

A tender was released for these houses before two months. The executive engineer Chakresh Jain said that the construction work of these houses will be begun from next week. He said the project will be sent to the state government.

According to the sources, these houses is expected to be included in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. A senior official of GDA said that 480 EWS houses but land is not marked. In the next two months will be ready to design and estimate. The details of the project will be assigned to the municipal corporation.

The GDA will construct these houses, but in the scheme to provide housing to eligible families will be the responsibility of the municipal or Suda. EWS families will be treated as 3 lakh annually income. The interest on these loans to be subsidized. This interest subsidy at the rate of 6.5 percent, the central government will provide a 15-year period.

According to the officials, these houses will be built on the basis of cross-subsidies. Cross subsidy means more than the actual price of the charged amount from HIG houses and it will be spent on the building of EWS houses. An EWS house is constructed on a spend of Rs. 11 lakh but it is sold for Rs. 7 lakh. An amount of Rs. 4 lakh is arranged from HIG.

Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, a provision has been made to construct a house to the lower-income group LIG whose annual income is six lakh. The CATP Ishtiaq Ahmed said the GDA has constructed LIG flats from beginning but now there is not demand for LIG flats in Ghaziabad. This position has been conveyed to the government.

On 10th August in Lucknow State Urban Development Agency (Suda) workshop was held for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. It was called by the senior officials of development authorities. In the workshop, the authorities were directed to implementing the plan for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. However, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana was launched on June 25, 2015 for providing housing for all by 2022, but the state government has taken an interest in the execution of the mission.

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