Approximately 6,240 2-BHK houses in Rampally will be ready for a launch by the end of September. In addition to these, another 75,000 2-BHK units will be ready by the end of the year, said Mayor Bonthu Rammohan.
Calling on the people not to approach any agents or middlemen for the allocation of houses, Mayor said that the state government was introducing a transparent system for the allocation of homes in which the revenue department would find well-deserved beneficiaries.
"There is no room for any anomalies as the entire allocation process is online, and the recipients' information is connected to Aadhaar cards to avoid duplication," Rammohan said.
On Sunday, the Mayor visited the works at Rampally, where 6,240 houses were built in 53 stilt blocks plus ten-floor patterns. The Municipal Corporation extends all help to the Agency conducting the works, adding that, to expedite the work, shear walls were built using tunnel forming technology, which is the first of its kind in the region.
Growing 2-BHK house costs around Rs.8.75 lakh, and the amenities offered on the site are on par with any private gated community. "There is a shopping center, a park, a hospital, an indoor arena, and a gas pipe link to homes is also being planned for the convenience of residents," he said.
Except for minor works such as the connection of the water supply to the site (by HMWSSB), laying the approach road from GAIL Limited to the site, street light electrification, and installing the transformers, all significant works have been completed, he said.
On Wednesday, Minister KT Rama Rao, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) stated that 85,000 double bedroom houses would be handed over to beneficiaries of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) by December of this year.
No other metro town in the country had built as many housing units as they were in Hyderabad, he said, adding that out of the 85,000 homes, 75,000 were built under the Dignity Housing Plan, while the rest were under the JNNURM scheme.
Under the Dignity Housing Scheme, the state government allocated Rs 9,700 crore to the construction of one lakh 2BHK home, Rao said. Of the target of one Lakh housing unit, 4,000 were built in the 24 Hyderabad Assembly electoral districts. KTR instructed officials to finalize the list of beneficiaries as soon as possible. He has reviewed the status of the Dignity Housing System in Hyderabad. Officials told the Minister that most of the sites' construction work was at the final stage of completion.
Instructions were also given to officials to have the necessary infrastructure in place, including water, electricity and other facilities, and make arrangements for the transfer of houses to recipients with all facilities. The guidelines for identifying beneficiaries will be discussed with the Housing Department and finalized in a few days, the Minister said.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, MA&UD Senior Secretary Arvind Kumar, EVDM Director Viswajit Kampati, GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar, and the District Collectors concerned.
According to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's dream, all facilities and basic amenities were provided at the Double Room House sites to allow residents to live with self-respect, the Mayor added.